The Ohio State University

You are invited to join our community of great minds.

You must include your OSU Name.#, OSU ID number, OSU email, and a non-OSU email would be appreciated to complete your OSU chapter membership.



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For questions regarding the initiation ceremony, if you lost your access code, or if you missed the deadline to register. For more information about the chapter at The Ohio State University, visit


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Initiation 2016

Dates to Remember

October 21, 2020

Your registration must be complete by October 21 to guarantee that your certificate and pin will be delivered to you prior to the ceremony. Please note, new member materials are not a requirement to participate in the ceremony. 

November 3, 2020

Ceremony participation requires membership by November 3. 

November 4, 2020

New Member and Awards Ceremony
This ceremony is virtual, and a link to the zoom platform will be sent by the chapter at a later date.

Check in: 6:45 p.m.

Ceremony Begins: 7:00 p.m.
Ceremony photo: Send a photo to be used in a powerpoint presentation during the virtual ceremony. Include your name, college, and major or professional program. Please included the phonetic spelling of your name to assist staff. 

Dr. Terry Gustafson, Professor and Vice Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry, will be this year's featured speaker.  

If you register after November 4, or if you do not attend the ceremony: Your certificate and new member materials will be mailed directly to the address provided by the initiate.

December 31

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2020.

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Phi Kappa Phi provides nearly $1 million in awards each year to outstanding students and members.

Membership is by invitation to the top juniors, seniors and graduate students who meet specific eligibility criteria at member-campuses. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni also may be eligible for membership. For further details, click here.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi was created to honor excellence in all academic disciplines. 

The Society's motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity."

Notable alumni include former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best-selling novelist John Grisham, Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, and NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

Phi Kappa Phi hosts chapters at more than 325 colleges and universities in the U.S. and the Philippines.

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