Starting a Chapter
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will consider the establishment of an institutional chapter in any four-year accredited college or university with a reputation for excellence.
In order to be eligible for a chapter, an institution must have:
- An institutional commitment to adhere to the values and principles of Phi Kappa Phi.
- A demonstrated reputation for excellence in degree-granting programs throughout the institution verified by regional accreditation reports and professional accreditations, when applicable.
- A commitment to encourage scholarship as evidenced by unique programs, projects, and/or activities underway at the institution.
- Demonstrated excellence in the performance of the faculty, students and alumni, including recognition by peer groups.
- A diversity of disciplines represented by degree programs in liberal and/or applied disciplines.
- A least a majority of the full-time, tenured or tenure track (or equivalent) faculty will hold the doctorate or other appropriate terminal degree or equivalent as identified by the professional accreditation agencies. If more than one-third of the instruction is done by adjunct or associate faculty, document special or unique circumstances as to their qualifications.
- Library collections that include materials of appropriate quality and quantity in all relevant subject areas and in a diversity of formats (including electronic resources and memberships in library consortia) as may be needed for effective support of the instructional, research and service programs of the parent institution. There is a minimum requirement of 100,000 bound volumes. Document special or unique circumstances that my explain divergence from this requirement.
- The petitioning group will be composed of fifteen to twenty-four members. Of the petitioners at least ten must be active members of Phi Kappa Phi. Others may hold membership in Phi Beta Kappa or Sigma Xi.
Additional Institutional Information:
- Where research is a strength related to the mission of the school or demonstrates an area of excellence, it should be noted and described.
- The petitioning institution should also provide:
- Information about programs, projects, and/or activities that encourage or enhance scholarship among students
- Admission standards of the institution for entering freshmen, transfer, and graduate students.
- Scholarships offered at the institution, with special attention to those offered on the basis of merit.
- Laboratory facilities of the institution with emphasis on those that enhance the teaching and research functions of the institution.