Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest all discipline honor society at Penn State established in 1900. In 1900, the presidents of the University of Maine, the Pennsylvania State College (now the Pennsylvania State University), and the University of Tennessee pledged their support; and the society thus became national, with three chapters. It was renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the initial letters of the three classical greek words forming its adopted motto: philosophia krateito photon, 'let the love of learning rule humanity.' currently there are over 300 chapters of Phi Kappa Phi scattered from Maine to Hawaii and the Philippines, and from Alaska to Puerto Rico.
Click on the link below and see more reasons to join! http://www.phikappaphi.org/web/About/Why_Join_Phi_Kappa_Phi.html
Dr. Sharon Miller is the current Chapter President. She is a graduate faculty in the Department of Energy and Mining Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Science at University Park, research faculty and Director of the Office of Student Development at The EMS Energy Institute. She has been President since 2006.
Details about the Initiation Ceremony (location, directions, etc.) can be found at http://www.energy.psu.edu/pkp/initiation.html
No. You are considered a member once you enroll online.
Your certificate and pin will be sent to your permanent address after the initiation ceremony.
Dress should be in keeping with the honor of the ceremony. Acceptable men's wear would be: shirt and tie, with or without a suit or sport jacket or a suit. Acceptable women's wear would be a suit (pants or skirt), dress pants or a skirt and a nice top or jacket or a semi-formal dress. Unacceptable dress would include jeans, sandals, sneakers, miniskirts, or bare midriffs.
Your class status is based on the number of credit hours. If are a sophomore in your major but came to Penn State with significant AP credits from high school or transfer credits from another institution then you may be eligible for nomination based on the number of credits you have.
A copy of a "generic" nomination letter can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org. It contains information on how to enroll online, deadlines and initiation information.
Any problems/questions with online registration should be directed to Ryan Aucoin at email@example.com (800-804-9880 ext 17). In your email indicate that you are enrolling to the Penn State Chapter (#3). It is their policy to get in contact with you within 24 hours.
Each student receives a confirmation email when they enroll online. It is automatically generated. If you believe that there is an error then contact Ryan Aucoin (firstname.lastname@example.org)or call 800-804-9880 ext. 17.
No. We cross check the list of students that are nominated each year with those who have been initiated and sometimes we miss someone. You can confirm that you are still a member by going to the national website at www.phikappaphi.org and logging in with you membership ID under "Members Only". If you cannot remember your ID then contact the national headquarters.
Yes. You do not need to attend the ceremony to enroll.
There is no problem maintaining membership in Phi Kappa Phi while studying abroad. Phi Kappa Phi makes you eligible for scholarships, academic services as well as corporate discounts.
No. You are considered an "active" member of Phi Kappa Phi once you enroll online.
Every Penn State student who has been nominated by the Chapter for a National Fellowship has won!!!
All Penn State students are eligible for nomination to Phi Kappa Phi. We plan to have student involvement in academic outreach programs and programs at University Park and to establish student groups at the branch campuses. However at this time we do not have student groups at the branch campuses, as we need faculty to act as advisors. Meetings at University Park are not mandatory. Students interested in getting involved should contact Rodney Hughes (email@example.com) our student vice president.
There is no problem being a member of more than one honor society.
The initiation fee is $75 (This includes national and chapter dues for the first year, initiation materials and lunch for the initiated student). Once you join the annual chapter dues are $5.00 and national dues are $30.00 per year. For your initiation fee, you will receive a certificate of initiation, a Phi Kappa Phi pin, national and local dues for one year, a one-year subscription to the Phi Kappa Phi quarterly National Forum, an outstanding periodical featuring timely and scholarly articles on topics of interdisciplinary interest, and the bimonthly Newsletter. You also are eligible to apply for awards and scholarships valued at more than $700,000 per year, career assistance and corporate discounts.
As a new Phi Kappa Phi member, the candidate will pay an initiation fee. This fee includes the national portion, $45, pays for the pin, a certificate, and one-year of national dues. The remaining portion covers Chapter fees, which vary, cover the cost of the banquet or reception and Chapter dues for one year.
Once you join Phi Kappa Phi you are a member for life; we never delete your membership record. To maintain an"'active" membership there is an annual dues fee. You choose to be an active member by paying dues and receiving benefits OR you can remain inactive. The annual National membership renewal fee is $30 and is required to be considered an active member and receive the full benefits of membership for one year. In lieu of making annual dues payments, members may opt to make a one-time Active-for-Life payment ($300), which ensures that they receive the benefits of active membership for a lifetime. Penn State Chapter annual dues are $5.00.
You are a member for life once you enroll in Phi Kappa Phi. You are considered an "active" member for 1 year after you enroll in Phi Kappa Phi. After that time you need to pay annual National and Chapter dues to be "active". You can pay dues online. If you do not pay dues you are considered an "inactive" member.
There are no "obligations" once you join Phi Kappa Phi although there are opportunities to help in building the Penn State Chapter and participating in programs at the National level. Members are encouraged to participate in events here at PSU. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi brings many opportunities in the form of fellowships, resume building services, and job services. There are also corporate discounts that you receive as a member. Membership is also recognition of your academic achievement and can be noted as such on your resume.
The initiation fee is $75 which covers the national organization initiation fee of $45 and the chapter initiation fee of $30 and includes lunch for the initiate. Your initiation fee also covers your first year of National and Chapter annual dues. The $10 per guest fee covers a lunch buffet for the guest.