Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
April 19, 2016
The Mexican Consul General, Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez, will give the keynote address at the Texas State University Phi Kappa Phi chapter initiation ceremony April 23.
The ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Evans Auditorium.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership in the society is by invitation only to qualifying students. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Texas State became the 325th chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during a ceremonial installation on October 10, 2013. The inaugural class of student members was initiated into the chapter on April 3, 2014.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into the society each year. Its 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.”
To learn more about the Texas State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, visit txstate.edu/honors/involvement/phikappaphi.