8 Tips for a Great School Year

Jamie Chapman
Aug 28, 2020

Back to School BlogIt’s here again! The time to return to learn! The weather is cooling, the pages are turning, and many of you are starting a new semester. We want all our members to succeed, and we’re happy to provide the following tips to ensure you have a great school year.

Take amazing class notes from day one. Get all the supplies you need to do your best! Members can shop Office Depot for school supplies and save up to 80% on more than 93,000 items. Plus, members can receive free next-day delivery on online orders over $50. Visit to view current specials and promotions, access a 10% coupon, and register for your member account today!

Keep up your grades! Research top study tips in Link, the Society’s online member community. Share your best advice for making the grade in The Study Group, and read what has worked for other members.

Don’t procrastinate! Stay on top of your assignments with a planner or organization system from Society partner Franklin Planner. Members have access to a 15% discount year-round when shopping at Use promo code PKPMEMBER when checking out to apply the discount to your order.

Make at least one new friend. Attending classes virtually this semester? That doesn’t mean you can’t meet new faces! Search the Society’s member directory in Link by chapter to find other members affiliated with your school.

Better your chances of getting an internship! Use our internship resources to find the perfect internship today. From the ΦΚΦ Internship Board to scholarships up to $2,500 from our partners, our resources can help you land the perfect internship!

Create new school year goals and stick to them! Accountability is the key to success, and you can stay accountable by sharing your 2020 goals with us. Check in throughout the year to update us on your progress and let us know how far you’ve come at the end of the year in Link! Many members have already shared their goals, so what are you waiting for? Tell us what you hope to accomplish today!

Look into studying abroad; the sooner you investigate the better! Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Seventy-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year. The next application period will open in the winter 2020, and you can sign up to receive a notification email when the application is available.

Finally, keep your technology fast and your computer files safe! Power up with discounts of up to 50% from the Society’s technology partners, including Dell, HP, and Lenovo, and protect your assignments with an online backup plan from Carbonite. The Society is partnered with these companies to extend exclusive member discounts, so login and save today!

We hope you find these tips useful and we wish you the best this school year! If you need assistance logging in to access any of the webpages mentioned above, visit

Questions? Email Jamie Chapman, membership director.