Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5% of juniors and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students. Each year the Society distributes more than $700,000 through national and chapter scholarships and awards. Along with academic recognition, members are eligible for exclusive partner discounts and networking opportunities.
Phi Kappa Phi has over a fifty-year history at Southern Miss: our chapter (#99) was founded on April 18th, 1967. In recent years, the chapter has engaged in such events as book drives to promote literacy and “Getting into Graduate School” programs; each spring, we host a formal induction ceremony attended by the Provost, the Deans, and Chapter Officers, along with inductees and their families. Our chapter has been very successful in garnering grants and award, with multiple Study Abroad Grant winners, Love of Learning Award winners and National Fellows—a truly impressive record!
What are the eligibility requirements for Phi Kappa Phi?
Phi Kappa Phi membership is earned. Admission is invitation-only and requires nomination approval by your university chapter. Requirements include:
When will invitations for membership be sent out?
We induct members in the spring, so invitations will go out sometime in February or
What are the benefits of joining?
How much does it cost to join?
The fee for induction is $85, which includes fee to join the national organization
and chapter fee. With the fee you will receive a Phi Kappa Phi pin and a medallion
that you can wear at your graduation ceremony or other honorary events.
How do I learn more?
Visit www.phikappaphi.org for more information.