The Society is proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Phi Kappa Phi Week Awards. During the first week of February, chapters were encouraged to celebrate member achievements and host chapter activities that reinforced the love of learning shared among members. Since campuses were still working with social distancing guidelines, creative ideas flourished as chapters worked to find new and exciting ways to promote the Society.
The chapters selected for the awards include:
Marymount University (Division IV) – Chapter 351 used Instagram throughout the week to spotlight students and ask trivia questions. The first student who answered each question correctly won a $10 gift card. They also promoted a fundraiser for Hawksbill Hope, a nonprofit organization that protects endangered hawksbill sea turtles. Finally, chapter officers hosted two information sessions on Zoom to promote the Society to interested students.
Methodist College (Division V) – Chapter 353 celebrated with multiple events to raise awareness of Phi Kappa Phi on campus. Not only did members staff an informational table in the student commons and hand out popcorn, but they also partnered with Barnes and Noble on a book drive to benefit a local high school. A weeklong social media campaign highlighted Society members around campus.
Southeast Missouri State University (Division III) – Chapter 260 planned several different events for the week. Chapter President Dr. Suhair Amer hosted an information session online with a Q&A at the end. As the week continued, other officers hosted meetings to discuss chapter-sponsored service opportunities. Finally, the chapter coordinated a literacy campaign that asked members to share messages based on their perceptions of a literacy-rich environment.
Texas State University (Division I) – Chapter 325 hosted two virtual events during Phi Kappa Phi Week. On Feb. 1, the chapter hosted an informational workshop about applying for the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship. Later in the week, they held "Grad Chats" where current graduate students shared their experiences with research.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Division II) – Chapter 228 included the celebration of its 40th anniversary into the week's events. Daily social media posts included trivia, historical photos and member profiles. Students who answered the trivia questions correctly earned Phi Kappa Phi swag. The chapter also hosted two informational meetings on Zoom for interested students.
Each of the five chapters selected will be awarded a $200 Amazon e-gift card from the national office in recognition of their work.
Want to hear more about the projects hosted during Phi Kappa Phi Week or need some inspiration for campus events for your chapter? Contact Michelle Lowery Gussman, chapter development director.