Chapter Update - May 2019

Kay White
May 16, 2019

NSU Book Drive 2019 Brigett Scott and Celia AndresenBook Drive

Chapters recently wrapped up successful Book Drives on April 30.  A few of these chapters utilized creative ideas to collect as many books as possible for their deserving recipient organizations.

Chapter 157 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana, had a fun and eye-catching theme for their book drive—"Monstrous Spring." They created monster-themed book collection boxes to put around campus and surrounding areas. Part of their strategy was to create a social media buzz around the boxes by asking donors to take “Monster Selfies” while they donated and share by using the hashtag #NSUBookDrive. They also set up a Facebook page and website to garner interest in their project.

After their book drive was completed, the local library to which they had donated the books asked if they could use the colorful collection boxes for their summer reading program!

We appreciate all of the thought and creative energy that went into planning such a successful Book Drive.

Student Vice President Leadership Summit

The deadline for the Student Vice President Leadership Summit to be held this summer in Charlotte, North Carolina, is fast approaching! Be sure to have your application in by May 31. (Extended deadline!)

To be considered for the summit, applicants must be:  

  • A current Phi Kappa Phi student vice president (listed on the current chapter officer list for your chapter)
  • An active member of the Society (dues paid)
  • Returning to campus as a full-time student for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Nominated by your local chapter

Each chapter will be responsible for covering a $250 non-refundable registration fee to send a student vice president to the summit. Travel, meals during the summit, and double-occupancy accommodations will be arranged by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

To apply for the Student Vice President Leadership Summit, applicants must submit:   

  • completed application and one-page résumé with current contact information 
  • A letter of recommendation from someone who can describe his/her leadership skills 

What we need from your chapter:   

  • A completed chapter registration form and $250 non-refundable fee payment

Fond Farewell

This will be my last chapter update as I will be leaving Phi Kappa Phi on May 15. I will be focusing on my work with music, both in the community and with my private voice/piano studio. Thank you for all of the wonderful stories that you have shared with us at the national office. I was happy to share them through these updates!

Please share your chapter news and events with Michelle Lowery, our new Chapter Development Director. She can be reached at or 800.804.9880, ext. 212.

Photo provided by Chapter 157, Nicholls State University – Participating in the NSU Book Drive are Brigett Scott, left, and Celia Andresen.