San Jose State University

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2019 Dates to Remember

March 20

Your enrollment must be completed by this date in order to attend the initiation ceremony. If you join after this date, please email to request to attend the ceremony as a late registrant.

April 12

Initiation Ceremony
Morris Dailey Auditorium

Check-in: 4:30 p.m.
Begins: 5:30 p.m.

Guests: You may invite up to 2 guests.

If you do not attend the ceremony: After the ceremony date, membership materials will be available for pick up at the Student Involvement Office in the SJSU Student Union, Room 1400. Membership materials will be mailed to members who do not live in the San Jose area and are not able to attend the ceremony.

May 31

The access code will expire and online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on May 31st.

Phi Kappa Phi Facts

Phi Kappa Phi provides nearly $1 million in awards each year to outstanding students and members.

Membership is by invitation to the top juniors, seniors and graduate students who meet specific eligibility criteria at member-campuses. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni also may be eligible for membership. For further details, click here.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi was created to honor excellence in all academic disciplines. 

The Society's motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity."

Notable alumni include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best-selling novelist John Grisham, Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, and NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

Phi Kappa Phi hosts chapters at more than 325 colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Philippines.

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Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its awards programs.

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