The Ohio State University

You are invited to join our community of great minds.

You must include your OSU Name.# and your preferred email address to complete your OSU Chapter membership



Michael Shearer
For questions regarding the initiation ceremony, if you lost your access code, if you have not received your certificate and pin, or if you have missed the deadline.


Kam Lubben
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Initiation 2016

2018 Dates to Remember

September 23

Your enrollment must be completed online by September 23rd to guarantee that your certificate will be at the ceremony.

October 7

New Member and Awards Ceremony
The Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room, 1st Floor

Check in: 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Ceremony Begins: 1:30 p.m

If you register after September 23rd, or if you do not attend the ceremony: Your certificate and new member materials will be available for pickup from Michael Shearer in Student Academic Services, 281 W. Lane Ave., Rm. 540.

December 31

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2018. If you were invited to join and you miss the deadline, please email Michael Shearer.

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.

Explore Award Opportunities

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

Discover Member Benefits

Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits that can assist members throughout their academic and professional lives.

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