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Why Join Phi Kappa Phi?

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Membership



  • Standards for election are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. Because Phi Kappa Phi is highly selective, membership is a stamp of excellence that is recognized by graduate and professional school admissions committees and employers alike. Phi Kappa Phi members are certified smart!

  • Unlike other honor societies whose undergraduate members may include freshmen and sophomores, Phi Kappa Phi celebrates upperclassmen and graduate students who prove to be strong scholars throughout their academic careers.

  • You will become part of a select community of top scholars and professionals. The roster of more than 1 million members boasts doctors, lawyers, politicians and soldiers, plus educators, administrators, scientists and researchers, not to mention athletes and coaches, bankers and businesspeople, writers and performers, and professionals in just about every other discipline imaginable. They're often leaders in their field and committed to serving others. 

  • Membership in Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and rewards academic success. New members are initiated at a ceremony and reception/banquet held on their campus. They receive a personalized membership certificate and card and are presented with the official Phi Kappa Phi pin at the initiation ceremony. New members also may opt-in to receive a personalized story and press release about their initiation. 

  • The purpose of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, and Omicron Delta Kappa as honor societies is to celebrate excellence in academics and integrity of character. Our societies exist because those who founded them believed, as we believe still, that there are achievements worthy of celebration: academic work of extraordinary quality, exemplary leadership, and research that advances human knowledge. Read the joint statement in its entirety here.

  • Phi Kappa Phi logo graphics and verification letters are available to enhance your résumé. While Phi Kappa Phi is much more than a line on a résumé, it is an impressive line none-the-less. When it's time to apply for a job, a scholarship, or a graduate program, our materials will help you highlight your membership in the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society.

  • Phi Kappa Phi members are eligible to apply for numerous grants and awards, valued at $1.4 million each biennium. The Society's extensive award programs provide everything from $15,000 Fellowships for graduate school to $500 Love of Learning grants for continuing education and professional development. 

  • Phi Kappa Phi corporate partners provide discounts to members. By partnering with companies such as AT&T, Dell, GEICO, and Lenovo, Phi Kappa Phi is able to offer valuable discounts and services to its members, often at negotiated savings. 

The Perks of Membership


Beyond the recognition and grant and award opportunities, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits that can assist members throughout their academic and professional lives. Our global focus on resources allows Phi Kappa Phi members to connect and network with one another from every corner of the world.

Learn more about the perks of Phi Kappa Phi membership.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi