Phi Kappa Phi Invites Top Students to Join Honor Society

By Francine Fluetsch on March 4, 2017

If you ever get a membership invite from an honor society called Phi Kappa Phi, you can give yourself a pat on the back. If you haven’t heard their name yet, Phi Kappa Phi is an esteemed honor society for the best of the best. According to this press release, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Can somebody say resume builder?

Phi Kappa Phi invites approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines each year. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. Faculty, professional staff and alumni may also qualify for membership based on achieved scholarly distinction.

This is an amazing honor to receive, and something that every student should be striving to get because it really holds a lot of merit, both in the academic and professional world. Inducted members have become leaders in just about every field imaginable, and the honor society has networking capabilities that will help its members soar and reach their highest potential in the field of their choosing.

Of course, being a member has more benefits than just a gleaming CV. Members are encouraged to apply for awards and fellowships to further their academic and professional careers. Phi Kappa Phi also offers career resources, exclusive discounts from more than 25 corporate partners, leadership opportunities, and more.

To ogle over their website and see what you could potentially have access to if you make it to the top of your university, click here.

The Society’s mission is, “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

And while not all of us will be able to get a membership invite, this is good motivation to get good grades and put some rigorous work into our academic careers so we have a shot of getting that prestigious invite. You never know how far a little bit of hard work will get you.

Hi! I'm Francine and I'm a fourth year Creative Writing major at UC Santa Cruz. I am one of the Campus life columnists on Uloop's National Team and also the campus editor for UCSC. I enjoy reading, writing, and taking selfies with my cat.

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