The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni every year. Once inducted, Phi Kappa Phi members gain a lifelong passport to a global network of academic and professional opportunities. Since its founding in 1897, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, writer John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and Netscape founder James Barksdale.

Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on nearly 300 select college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. 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."

Call for Nominations and Chapter Election

The Michigan State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi depends on the ideas, energy, and efforts of its members. We invite you to participate in the work of the Chapter, by nominating yourself or other members to serve as officers.

For more information about the available Executive Committee positions and details about application process.

Deadline for nominations: February 3, 2017

Election date: February 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., Room 6 Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI


Apply for a Dissertation Fellowship

Are you in the final stages of completing a doctoral program? If you are ABD status and an active (dues current) Phi Kappa Phi member, apply for one of 10 dissertation fellowships worth $10,000 each to help you reach the finish line of your Ph.D. or other doctoral program. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2016.

Learn more and apply today

Show Your Phi Kappa Phi Pride!

Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion or honor cords at your Fall 2015 graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card up to $100 and be featured in Society materials.

Submit your favorite commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride by January 31. After the submission deadline, Society Headquarters staff will choose the top 10 photos to be voted on by the public. The voting period will be February 12-26. The three entrants with the most votes will be notified by Tuesday, February 29. All entries submitted will also be posted to the Phi Kappa Phi Flickr page.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter application deadline: March 17, 2017

Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Nomination deadline: March 17, 2017

Faculty Membership
Nomination deadline: March 17, 2017

Professional Staff Membership
Nomination deadline: March 17, 2017

Alumni Membership
Nomination deadline: March 17, 2017

Literacy Grants
Application deadline: April 1, 2017

Annual Initiation Ceremony
April 8, 2017

Study Abroad Grants
Session A deadline: February 15, 2017
Session B deadline: September 15, 2017

Love of Learning Award
Session A deadline: April 1, 2017
Session B deadline: October 1, 2017

Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline for application: November 30, 2016

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