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Texas State honored as Phi Kappa Phi honor society 'Chapter of Merit'

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
November 13, 2014

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—has recognized the Texas State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit.

The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the society’s chapter recognition program, which acknowledged 53 chapters with recognition this year, including 24 as a Chapter of Merit.

"The chapter recognition program offers Phi Kappa Phi the opportunity to say a special thank you to chapters who go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses,” said Phi Kappa Phi Executive Director Mary Todd.

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the Texas State chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select awards, grants, and fellowships.

Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit distinction receive:

  • a commendation letter from the society sent to chapter officers and campus administration
  • special recognition on the society’s website, in publications and at the biennial convention
  • specially designed logo for use in chapter communications
  • recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals
  • $100 award

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. For more information, visit