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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.


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2017 Dates to Remember

November 1

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 1st. If you were invited to join and you miss the deadline, please email any late registration questions to

November 16

Induction Ceremony and Reception
E.S. Goodbarn, University of Kentucky
Check in: 5:45 p.m.
Begins: 6:00 p.m.
You may bring 2 guests

If you do not attend the ceremony: After the ceremony date, please pick up your new member materials from the Chellgren Center, 224 Funkhouser Building.

These items can be mailed to you for a $5 postage fee which must be paid during registration. Please choose the "I will not attend the initiation ceremony" option during enrollment. You will be charged the $5 postage fee and your new member materials will be mailed to you after the ceremony date.

Phi Kappa Phi Facts

Phi Kappa Phi provides $1.4 million in awards each biennium 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.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi