For release: November 6, 2013
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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate
honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized the University of
Memphis chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. The award is given to chapters
that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher
education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program,
which acknowledged 69 chapters this year, including 50 as a Chapter of Merit.
By receiving the recognition, the chapter is recognized as a thriving organization
that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa
Phi’s select awards, grants, and fellowships.
Phi Kappa Phi has chapters at more than 300 select colleges and universities in North
America and the Philippines. The Society inducts approximately 32,000 students, faculty,
professional staff and alumni annually. Membership is by invitation only to the top
10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional
staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Since its founding,
more than 1 million members have been initiated.
For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.