Western Illinois University

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Steven Rock
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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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

March 26

Your registration must be completed by this deadline in order to guarantee that your certificate will be at the ceremony.

April 8

Initiation Ceremony
University Union, Grand Ballroom, Macomb campus
Check in: 11:30 a.m.
Begins: 12:00 p.m.
Guest fee: $16/per person

If you register after March 26 or if you do not attend the ceremony: After the ceremony date, please pick up your certificate and pin from either 430J Stipes Hall (Macomb) or from Quad Cities Riverfront Campus (Moline). These items will not be mailed to you.

April 23

The access code will expire and online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on April 23. If you miss the deadline, please email late registration inquiries to ​sm-rock@wiu.edu

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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