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."

Annual Initiation Ceremony

The 2015 MSU Chapter 041 Annual Initiation Ceremony and Banquet was held on April 18, honoring 88 years at MSU. A total of 42 new members were initiated. Theresa Kaminski was this year's National Graduate Fellowship Nominee.

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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: January 30, 2015
Election Date: February 13, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., Room 6 Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, East Lansing, MI

Chapter Recognition Program

Chapter of Merit

Michigan State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, was named a Chapter of Merit for 2013-2014 by the National Office.

2014 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Recipient

James Miller is a senior at Michigan State University majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in agronomy and music. James has also contributed considerably towards building the MSU Solar Car Team; during his involvement and eventual leadership of the team, MSU's team qualified for two solar car competitions for the first time in MSU history and expanded its' design budget from $3,000 to over $75,000. James has also enjoyed participation in the MSU Symphony Orchestra and Concert Orchestra during all 4 years while he was at MSU. James will be continuing on to Stanford University's Mechanical Engineering department for a Masters and PhD, with a desired research focus at the interface of mechanical engineering and biology.

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter application deadline: March 20, 2015

Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Nomination deadline: March 20, 2015

Faculty Membership
Nomination deadline: March 20, 2015

Professional Staff Membership
Nomination deadline: March 20, 2015

Alumni Membership
Nomination deadline: March 20, 2015

Literacy Grant
Application deadline: April 1, 2015

Annual Initiation Ceremony
April 18, 2015

Study Abroad Grants
Session A deadline: February 15, 2015
Session B deadline: September 15, 2015

Love of Learning Award
Session A deadline: April 1, 2015
Session B deadline: October 1, 2015

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