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You are invited to join our community of great minds.

Closed Be prepared to complete your registration at one time. You will be required to enter the access code from your invitation, number of guests for the ceremony (if applicable), and credit card payment.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi extends invitations to a highly select group of the best and brightest students and faculty on your campus. Join now to be recognized for your outstanding academic achievements and to gain access to career and networking opportunities, grants and awards, and exclusive partner services and discounts.



Mrs. Kerry Dhakal
For questions regarding the initiation ceremony, if you lost your access code, if you have not received your certificate and pin, or if you have missed the deadline.


Kam Lubben
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Initiation 2016

2017 Deadlines

During registration, please include your Campus ID# and your preferred email address. This will enable your chapter keep in touch with you!

October 22

Initiation Ceremony
The Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room, First Floor

1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

Check in: 12:30 p.m.
Ceremony Begins: 1:30 p.m
Ceremony Ends: 3:30 p.m.

The dress code for the Initiation Ceremony is semi-formal to business casual. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Photos of all new members will be taken with the Executive Board and the featured speaker. Guests and parents are welcome to take photos during the ceremony as well. Additional questions should be emailed to the Chapter Secretary, Mrs. Kerry Dhakal, at

If you register after October 8 or if you do not attend the ceremony:
After the ceremony date, your certificate and new member materials will be available for pickup at the front desk on the 5th floor of the Office of the University Registrar.

December 31

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. CST on December 31, 2017. If you were invited to join and you miss the deadline, please email your contact on campus, Mrs. Kerry Dhakal, with any questions.

Phi Kappa Phi Facts

Phi Kappa Phi provides $1 million in grants and awards each biennium to outstanding students and members.

Membership is by invitation to the top 7.5% of juniors with at least 72 credit hours and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students at member-campuses. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.

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 David Baldacci, Grammy Award-winning soprano Renée Fleming, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, and NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence.

Phi Kappa Phi hosts chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities across the U.S. plus a few abroad. 

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Phi Kappa Phi's ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its grants and awards programs.

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