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Merit Resources and FAQs

When a new member is initiated, Phi Kappa Phi creates a personalized story and Merit profile for the member. (See a sample profile.) The story is then also sent to the member’s hometown newspaper(s).

Merit creates a professional and powerful online profile that showcases success and achievements. These profiles can be beneficial when applying for an internship, job, scholarship or graduate school. In addition, Merit provides an easy way to share these accomplishments with family and friends through social media.

After you are initiated, you will receive an email from providing instructions on how to access and update your Merit profile. If you haven't received an email, click here and search for your name. Once you locate your page, click on the "Is this you?" link and enter your email address to claim your Merit profile.

If you were initiated prior to the implementation of Merit (March 2013) or you originally opted out of Merit, email with your name, member ID number and ZIP code to request a Merit profile.

All stories are distributed to the local newspaper(s) associated with the ZIP code in each member’s Phi Kappa Phi profile. To see what ZIP code is listed on your profile or to update your ZIP code, log in to and select “My Profile” located at the top of the page.

Each story is distributed to local newspapers as a press release. Whether or not the story is published by the newspaper is strictly at the discretion of each newspaper, not Phi Kappa Phi. We provide as much information and details to ensure each story is viewed as newsworthy, but cannot guarantee that the story will be published.

A member can opt out of Merit at any time. To do so, follow these simple steps or email your request to