2023 Annual Initiation Ceremony
The 2023 MSU Chapter 041 Annual Initiation Ceremony and Banquet was held on April 15, honoring 96 years at MSU. A total of 84 new members were initiated.
Bill Hart-Davidson earned his Ph.D. in 1999 in rhetoric & composition from Purdue University. He is a professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures, a senior researcher in the Writing, Information, and Digital Experience Research Center, and associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Arts & Letters. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters and is co-inventor of Eli Review, a software service that supports writing instruction.
In accordance with national standards for membership in Phi Kappa Phi, student candidates must have completed 24 semester hours, or the equivalent, at Michigan State University. Students are selected from the upper 10% of the senior class; the upper 7.5% of students with junior standing upon completion of 72 hours; and graduate or professional students who rank in the upper 10% of all enrolled graduate students at Michigan State University.
In addition to students, the Chapter is permitted to elect annually a small number of outstanding faculty, professional staff, and alumni chosen on the basis of academic record, professional achievements, and service to higher education. These persons are nominated by chapter members and, as with the student candidates, are discussed and voted on by the members. The Chapter is also permitted to nominate persons for distinguished and honorary memberships. These prestigious distinctions require the review and approval of the Society's national Board of Directors.