Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on résumé. It is a global network composed of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.


Volunteer Spotlight


: Linda Martindale
Chapter Position: Secretary/Treasurer
Years of Service to the Chapter: 8 years

University Position: Program Assistant, Department of World Languages and Cultures
Degree(s)/Discipline: A.B. Office Administration, A.B. English
How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I started as administrative assistant to the chapter assigned by the Provost. I became secretary when we split the position of secretary/treasurer.

Excellence in Innovation Award

Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce the launch of its Excellence in Innovation Award. The new $100,000 award, given once per biennium, will recognize a college and university for its achievements in finding powerful answers to important local, regional, national, or global challenges.

Executive Director’s Blog

  • Nov 24, 2015

    Pay it Forward on #GivingTuesday

    A friend told me recently of her participation in a silent auction in which she bid on a Pay It Forward basket full of small amount gift cards. The only stipulation was that the winner distribute all the gift cards rather than keeping any for herself.

Previous Posts

  • Jun 19, 2015

    Learning to Think

    The daily newsfeed Inside Higher Ed reported recently that, while two-thirds of students considered themselves adequately prepared to enter college, only 20% felt the same about entering the workforce upon graduation. The data, from McGraw-Hill’s 2015 workforce readiness survey, reveal a striking disconnect between students’ expectations and their experience.
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  • Aug 26, 2014

    Convention Reflections

    Honor. Excellence. Impact. These three words served as the theme of the 43rd convention of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi this past August. But these words were not only prominently displayed on materials banners and material, they were embedded in all aspects of the convention program.
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  • Jan 01, 2014

    Amen to That

    I have been known to refer to myself as a church brat. I grew up in a parsonage in the near west suburbs of Chicago, and, as a late child whose teenage siblings soon left home, the church next door felt to me like an annex to our house.
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  • Nov 20, 2013

    A Reason to Smile

    One place you don’t hear a lot of laughter these days is in airports. Between the necessary expectation of no joking in security lines to the increasing number of announcements regarding flight delays and/or cancellations, there’s not much joy in flying anymore.
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  • Nov 20, 2013

    On the Horizon of Change

    In one of my favorite books, Their Eyes Were Watching God, author Zora Neale Hurston uses the metaphor of the horizon in introducing her readers to her story and her storyteller, Janie, whose life was a quest to go to the horizon and back.
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