Western Michigan University

You are invited to join our community of great minds.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi extends invitations to a highly select group of the best and brightest students and faculty on your campus. Join now to be recognized for your outstanding academic achievements and to gain access to career and networking opportunities, grants and awards, and exclusive partner services and discounts.



Sharon Carlson
For questions regarding the initiation ceremony, if you have not received your certificate and pin, or if you have missed the deadline.


Kam Lubben
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.

2016 Deadlines


Your enrollment must be complete by this date in order to guarantee that your name will be included in the printed program and your certificate will be at the ceremony.


Initiation Ceremony
Fetzer Center
Check in: 2:30 p.m.
Begins: 3:00 p.m.

If you do not attend the ceremony:
After the ceremony date, please pick up your certificate, pin and new member packet from the Zhang Legacy Collections Center, located at 1650 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.


Online registration closed at 11:59 p.m. CST on March 27th. If you were invited to join and you missed the deadline, please email your contact on campus, Sharon Carlson, with any questions.

Phi Kappa Phi Facts

Phi Kappa Phi provides $1 million in grants and awards each biennium to outstanding students and members.

Membership is by invitation to the top 7.5% of juniors with at least 72 credit hours and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students at member-campuses. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.

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 David Baldacci, Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, and NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

Phi Kappa Phi hosts chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities across the U.S. plus a few abroad. 

Explore Grant & Award Opportunities

Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its grants and 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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