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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2024 Annual Initiation Ceremony

Michigan State University's Chapter 041 Annual Initiation and Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, March 23, 2024. The event marked the Chapter's 97th year at MSU, and featured a reception, annual induction ceremony, presentation of several awards and distinctions, and talks by special guests.

MSU Phi Kappa Phi Member- Published in Phi Kappa Phi Forum

Joel E. Berends is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum, Instruction, & Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Mr. Berends recently published a poem in the Phi Kappa Phi Winter Forum.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter Deadline February 20, 2024
National Deadline April 15, 2024

Literacy Grant
Application deadline: April 1, 2024

Study Abroad Grants
Deadline: March 15, 2024

Love of Learning Award
Deadline: June 30, 2024

Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline for application: November 30, 2024

Pioneer Award
Deadline for application: June 1, 2024

Graduate Research Grant
Deadline for application: November 30, 2024

Mary Todd Sabatical Award
Deadline for application: October 1, 2024

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline for application: February 1, 2024

Scholar and Artist
Deadline for application: February 1, 2024