University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Sharonne L. Winston
UTK Chapter 002
For questions regarding the initiation ceremony, if you lost your access code, if you have not received your certificate and pin, or if you missed the deadline to register.


Kam Lubben
Chapter Enrollment Coordinator
For problems with online registration or if you have not received an email confirmation at least one business day after completing registration. Please first be sure to check your spam filter for the confirmation email.

2018 Dates to Remember

November 1

You must be registered by this deadline to guarantee that your certificate will be at the ceremony.

November 12

Initiation Ceremony
Toyota Auditorium, located in the Howard Baker Center

Check in: 5:45 p.m.
Begins: 6:00 p.m.
Guest fee: $6 per person

If you register after November 1, or do not attend the ceremony: After the ceremony date, please pick up your new member materials at 821 Volunteer Blvd., Room 324 (the Student Success Center). These items must be picked up by the end of this fall semester (December 5, 2018).

November 30

The access code will expire and online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on November 30. Inquiries about accepting membership after this date should be directed to

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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