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About Phi Kappa Phi

About Phi Kappa Phi

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. Its 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."

Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded more than $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives.

Our Mission

"To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

Our Motto

Let the love of learning rule humanity.

Number of Chapters

More than 300 in North America and the Philippines 

Annual Initiates

Approximately 30,000

National Office

7576 Goodwood Blvd. 
Baton Rouge, La. 70806
800.804.9880 (phone)
225.388.4900 (fax)
info@phikappaphi.org

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi