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.


  • POSTED Apr 29

    Call for Book Reviewers

    Phi Kappa Phi Forum, the Society’s multidisciplinary quarterly magazine, is seeking an experienced writer to serve as a book reviewer for its Fall 2015 edition. The selected writer will be invited to review Memory Man by David Baldacci.
  • POSTED Apr 20

    AT&T Discount Increased to 14 Percent

    Phi Kappa Phi members are now eligible to receive a 14 percent monthly discount on wireless phone service from AT&T. The discount, up from 10 percent, is available on qualifying voice and data plans.
  • POSTED Apr 14

    Phi Kappa Phi Announces Study Abroad Grant Winners

    Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the winners from Session A of the 2015 Study Abroad Grant program. The 25 recipients from across the country will receive a grant of $1,000 each.

Volunteer Spotlight

: Michelle Gerdes

Chapter Position: Secretary

Years of Service to the Chapter: 8 years

University Position: Instructor in the Academic Excellence Program

Degree(s)/Discipline: M.S. Ed. in Counseling and Math Education

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? I became involved when I found out the office where I was starting a new position had previously maintained the records. The administration of the position was rotated between faculty but it had not been as consistent as it needed to be. I decided to act as the main contact person to provide some consistency to the chapter.

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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