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

: David Horton Jr.

Chapter Position: Treasurer and immediate Psat President

Years of Service to the Chapter: 5 years

University Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling and Higher Education

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I was originally invited to become an officer in my local chapter during my first year as an assistant professor at Ohio University. The president of the chapter at that time asked if I would be interested in serving as the chapter treasurer. Given the focus of my academic work on graduate studies, I thought this would provide an opportunity to interact with the undergraduate student population on my campus.

2015 Dissertation Fellows Announced

Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Dissertation Fellowships. The two fellows, Lauren Hanson of The University of Texas at Austin and Michael A. Jahne of Clarkson University, will receive $10,000 each to support their dissertation writing.

Executive Director’s Blog

  • Nov 24, 2014

    Season of Gratitude

    Despite the deeply held differences that have always defined this country, one American holiday transcends those differences to be universally observed by people of widely diverse religions, political positions, and ethnicities. Thanksgiving offers a time for families and friends to gather together in a spirit of thankfulness simply to enjoy one another's company.

Previous Posts

  • 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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