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.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The chapter dues for faculty and staff who are already members can be paid by using this form. Chapter dues are $20 annually.
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 :
- Study Abroad Grants
- Love of Learning
- Literacy Grants
- Dissertation Fellowships
- Ray Sylvester Distinguished Service Award
- Scholar & Artist Grant
- Excellence in Innovation Award
2017-2018 Fellowships Deadlines
Chapter Deadline: March 10, 2017
Headquarters Deadline: April 15, 2017
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
April 1, 2017
Scholar and Artist Awards
Feb. 1, 2018
Distinguished Service Award
Feb. 1, 2018