October 23, 2015
K-State recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Excellence
Kansas State University's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.
The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. The Chapter of Excellence distinction is a part of the society's Chapter Recognition program, which acknowledged 44 chapters with recognition this year, including 29 as a Chapter of Excellence.
"The Chapter Recognition program offers Phi Kappa Phi the opportunity to say a special thank you to chapters that go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses," said Mary Todd, the society's executive director.
By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction, the K-State chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi's select award and grant programs. It also receives a commendation letter from the society that is sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the society's website, publications and at the biennial convention; a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals; and a $500 award.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.