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Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty and staff on its chapter campuses. The mission of the Society is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."


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Phi Kappa Phi Celebrates National Mentoring Month

by Marla Elsea | Jan 07, 2019

2019_NMM_Logo_WhiteAs a Phi Kappa Phi member, you’ve made great achievements in your academic career. When you look back over your educational journey, who comes to mind? Was it a science or math teacher who encouraged you to work hard to master the course material? Was it a professor or faculty member who empowered you to pursue your dream? Most likely, you were lucky enough to have a mentor who inspired and challenged you to be where you are today. 

January marks the 18th annual National Mentoring Month—a month dedicated to celebrating mentors, past and present, who have made an impact in the lives of others. 

This impact is evident in research that shows when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing students with the tools to stay focused and engaged in school. According to The National Mentoring Partnership, young adults who have mentors are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college.

Join us throughout January as we celebrate the benefits of mentoring as well as the mentors who make a difference in students’ lives each day. 

To share your unique mentoring story, email news@phikappaphi.org, and join the conversation on social media by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringMonth


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