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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2020 Annual Ceremony Cancellation

As you likely know, MSU has taken steps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Out of concern for the health and welfare of our initiates, award recipients, members, guests, and their families and friends, the MSU Chapter is canceling its Annual Initiation and Awards Ceremony, previously scheduled for March 28th, 2020 and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. The Chapter will send members the certificates, keys, and awards they would have otherwise received at the Ceremony. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2019 Study Abroad Grant Recipient

This year, a junior at Michigan State University, Layla Brooks, was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Study Abroad Grant. She is using the funds to study abroad in Malawi where she will work at an NGO, Center for Civil Society.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Graduate Fellowship
Chapter Deadline March 6, 2020
National Deadline April 15, 2020

Literacy Grant
Application deadline: April 1, 2020

Study Abroad Grants
Deadline: March 15, 2020

Love of Learning Award
Deadline: June 30, 2020

Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline for application: November 30, 2020

Distinguished Service Award
Deadline for application: February 1, 2020

Scholar and Artist Awards
Deadline for application: February 1, 2020