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."

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2018 Annual Initiation Ceremony

Michigan State University's Chapter 041 Annual Initiation and Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. The event marked the Chapter's 91st year at MSU, and featured a reception, annual induction ceremony, presentation of several awards and distinctions, and talks by special guests.

2018 Love of Learning Award Recipient

Xuehong (Stella) He has been selected as a recipient of this year’s Love of Learning award. Each year, through a competitive process, Phi Kappa Phi distributes two hundred Love of Learning Awards, at $500 each, to members who have completed their bachelor’s degree, for the purpose of continuing their studies or professional development.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter application deadline: March 15, 2019

National application deadline: April 15, 2019

Excellence Award in Interdisciplinary Scholarship
Nomination deadline: TBD

Faculty Membership
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2019

Professional Staff Membership
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2019

Alumni Membership
Nomination deadline: March 15, 2019

Literacy Grant
Application deadline: April 1, 2019

Annual Initiation Ceremony
April 6, 2019

Study Abroad Grants
Session A deadline: February 15, 2019
Session B deadline: September 15, 2019

Love of Learning Award
Session A deadline: April 1, 2019
Session B deadline: October 1, 2018

Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline for application: November 30, 2018

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline for application: TBD

Scholar and Artist Awards
Deadline for application: TBD