• PBK member Teddy Roosevelt (Harvard University) and John Muir - Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children.
  • Mark Twain, PBK, University of Missouri - Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, PBK, Bowdoin College - Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he choses to be so or not.

The membership of the chapter includes:

  • Charter Members: the Phi Beta Kappa members of the faculty to whom the charter was granted
  • Resident Members: members of Phi Beta Kappa who are members of the faculty or staff of Western Michigan University
  • Members in Course: all members of the chapter elected as undergraduates or as graduate students
  • Alumni/ae Members: graduates of Western Michigan University elected in recognition of scholarly achievement after graduation (listed with Members in Course)
  • Honorary Members: non-graduates of Western Michigan University chosen on the same basis as alumni members (listed with Resident Members)