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Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is more than a line on a résumé. The nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society initiates more than 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

More than 1.25 million members have joined its ranks since Phi Kappa Phi’s founding in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations.

Texas State University was awarded Chapter 325 by the Phi Kappa Phi Governing Board in Spring of 2013.  The chapter was installed on October 30, 2013 at 3:30 PM in the Wittliff Collections. The first inaugural class of student members was initiated into the society on April 3, 2014.

Please see our national website here http://www.phikappaphi.org/join/chapters-list/texas-state-university for information on upcoming dates and facts about Phi Kappa Phi.


Eligibility

Students are eligible for Phi Kappa Phi in any of the three following categories.  All majors are eligible. Invitations for Fall 2017 membership will be sent out in September 2017. The deadline to accept membership is October 10, 2017.

Graduate Students:

All students who have completed 18 hours and are in the top 10% of their class.  At Texas State, this currently means students must have an overall graduate GPA of 4.0.

Seniors:

All undergraduate students who have completed at least 90 hours and are in the top 10% of their class.  Students must have completed 24 hours at Texas State. The GPA to stay in the top 10% is not constant and is calculated each semester by college.  The minimum overall GPA for the Fall 2017 invitation list is given below.

  • 3.55 - College of Applied Arts
  • 3.55 - McCoy College of Business Administration
  • 3.68 - College of Education
  • 3.66 - College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • 3.79 - College of Health Professions
  • 3.63 - College of Liberal Arts
  • 3.60 - College of Science and Engineering
  • 3.11 - University College

Juniors:

All undergraduate students who have completed at least 72 hours and are in the top 7.5% of their class.  Students must have completed 24 hours at Texas State. The GPA to stay in the top 7.5% is not constant and is calculated each semester by college.  The minimum overall GPA for the Spring 2017 invitation list is given below:

  • 3.54 - College of Applied Arts
  • 3.72 - McCoy College of Business Administration
  • 3.73 - College of Education
  • 3.74 - College of Fine Arts and Communication
  • 3.85 - College of Health Professions
  • 3.73 - College of Liberal Arts
  • 3.67 - College of Science and Engineering
  • 3.37- University College

If you believe you met these requirements in Fall 2017, but did not receive an invitation to join please email phikappaphi@txstate.edu


Fall 2017 Initiation Ceremony

Sunday, October 29, 2017 2:00 P.M.

Alkek Teaching Theatre

 

 

Org. Spring Meeting

Please join us on April 11, 2017 at 4:30 PM in Lampasas Hall 407 for a faculty student social. All current members are invited to attend this getting to know you meeting and learn more about Phi Kappa Phi and informally discuss plans for the 2017-2018 year.

Chapter Dues

The chapter dues for faculty and staff who are already members can be paid by using this form.   Chapter dues are $20 annually.

 

Chapter Bylaws


Officers

The officers of Phi Kappa Phi for 2017 - 2018 are

President - Dr. Catherine M. Jaffe

Vice President - Dr. Heather C. Galloway

Secretary - Mr. Keith A. Needham

Treasurer -  Dr. Daniel A. Brown

Graduate Education Officer -  Dr. Andrea Golato

Student Vice President  -  Leonard Blumberg

Student Vice President - Cielo de la Cerda

 


Awards and Grants Opportunities

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its awards and grants programs. More than $1 million is awarded each biennium to outstanding students, Phi Kappa Phi members, and chapters through the Society's various awards competitions Click here for information on these opportunities or click on the links below for specific opportunities :

2017-2018 Fellowships Deadlines

Chapter Deadline:  March 10, 2017
Headquarters Deadline: April 15, 2017

Dissertation Fellowships
November 30, 2017

Study Abroad Grants
2017 Session A:  Feb. 15, 2017
2017 Session B:  Sept. 15, 2017

Love of Learning Awards
2017 Session A: April 1, 2017
2017 Session B: Oct. 1, 2017

Literacy Grants
April 1, 2017

Scholar and Artist Awards
Feb. 1, 2018

Distinguished Service Award
Feb. 1, 2018