"We look forward to installing these new chapters so they can begin recognizing their best students with invitations to membership.” - Dr. Mary Todd, Phi Kappa Phi Executive Director
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) May 17, 2017
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced approval of three new chapters to be established at institutions across the nation. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.
The three institutions granted a charter for a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi include Long Island University, Nova Southeastern University and United States Air Force Academy.
Once installed, these chapters will join more than 300 Phi Kappa Phi chapters in the United States and the Philippines. The Society currently inducts approximately 30,000 new members each year on its chapter campuses.
“We are pleased to welcome these three institutions to the Phi Kappa Phi community,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The grant of a charter is a mark of excellence for an institution. We look forward to installing these new chapters so they can begin recognizing their best students with invitations to membership.”
The Society’s board of directors approved the institutions’ petitions to establish a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi based on select criteria. Approved institutions must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.
Phi Kappa Phi was founded 120 years ago under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
About Phi Kappa Phi
The Society’s mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others." Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit http://www.PhiKappaPhi.org.