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Published March 22, 2019
The University of Wyoming’s Phi Kappa Phi chapter -- the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines -- will host its spring initiation ceremony Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m. in the Wyoming Union Family Room.
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Invitations to qualifying UW students were sent in February. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
The UW Phi Kappa Phi chapter was installed March 21, 1922, making it the 28th institution to join the society at the time. Today, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters in more than 300 select college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines.
Since UW’s chapter installation, several students and alumni have received competitive Phi Kappa Phi awards and grants, including fellowships for graduate study, post-baccalaureate awards for professional development and undergraduate study abroad grants.
Approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into the society each year at local chapter institutions. Phi Kappa Phi’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.”
To learn more about Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Since its founding in 1897 at the University of Maine, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi and recognized for outstanding academic excellence.
The society has awarded more than $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, nearly $1 million is awarded each year to outstanding students and members through award programs that last year recognized more than 350 recipients.
Notable members include former President Jimmy Carter; NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence; novelist John Grisham and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley.