Membership in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is earned. Admission is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. The governing bylaws of the Society set extremely high standards for membership:
- Undergraduate students in any department of a college or university having a Phi Kappa Phi chapter who have completed at least twenty-four (24) semester hours or the equivalent at that institution.
- Because Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education, one's field of study may be in any discipline.
- Juniors must have completed at least seventy-two credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class.
- Seniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
- Graduate students must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class.
- Eligibility may be determined separately for each academic unit within a member institution, e.g., department, school or college.
- Transfer credits are considered in determining class rank.
- Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.
If you think you meet the criteria described above and have not been invited to membership, you may contact a chapter officer at your college or university. See the Chapter Directory for a listing of chapter officers on your campus.