Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initiates new members
Phi Kappa Phi, “the nation’s oldest, most selective, and most prestigious all-discipline honor society,” according to the national website, has a Chapter on the UMKC campus.
The Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of UMKC will be hosting its annual initiation of new members on Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m. in the E. E. Thompson Courtroom in the School of Law.
In order to be qualified for membership within Phi Kappa Phi, students must currently be seniors, graduate students, or professional students in the top 10 percent of their class, or second semester juniors in the top 7.5 percent. Those eligible to be initiated into the honor society will receive invitations by mail for the week of March 7. Faculty members are nominated by peers; those nominated received letters of invitation by campus mail.
Phi Kappa Phi members have gone on to serve at distinguished locales including the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Notable members of Phi Kappa Phi include:
Former President Jimmy Carter
Historian and founder of the D-Day museum Stephen Ambrose
Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry George Olah
These members have made great strides and garnered various honors for their progress in their fields.
Membership within Phi Kappa Phi has its benefits, those include:
One-year subscription to Phi Kappa Phi Forum magazine
Access to members-only online resources and benefits
Networking opportunities for job seekers
Plus members-only discounts for the following companies: Dell, Apple, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car, as well as on The Princeton Review’s graduate and professional school test-preparation courses
In addition to the benefits listed, students may apply for scholarships, fellowships and grants ranging in value from $500 to $15,000.
The UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter has been a prominent Chapter in the past three years.
According to UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter, five members have been selected for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship, Love of Learning Award and Study Abroad Grant, and last year the Chapter was acknowledged as one of only 12 Phi Kappa Phi chapters, out of a total of 314 chapters, to receive a Chapter of Excellence Award.
A formal commemoration of scholarly achievement and induction will be held for all current Phi Kappa Phi members followed by an afternoon tea. Please RSVP with President Charles Wurrey, email@example.com, if you plan to attend.
For more information on UMKC’s Phi Kappa Phi honor society contact President Charles Wurrey or Student Vice President Katharine Wright.
For more information about Phi Kappa Phi honor society, visit www.phikappaphi.org.