The primary objective of the national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. The Society is convinced that in recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, it will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Moreover, the Society serves the interests of the student capable of excellence by insisting that in order to acquire a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an institution provide the means and atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.
The criteria and limits observed in electing persons to membership are determined by each individual chapter, but always within the framework of the Society's Bylaws. The conditions set forth in the Bylaws may be summarized as follows:
The University of Nevada, Reno PKP Chapter (08) holds meetings once a month each fall and spring semester, and at least one meeting during the summer. Our activities include sponsored speeches, Chapter information sessions, Honors Societies presentations and an annual Induction Ceremony (held each April). For information on our next meeting or other activities, please see our President's letter below and feel free to contact our Chapter President, Dr. John Pettey (email@example.com) with any questions.
Notes from the President
First of all, the officers of the UNR chapter (08) of Phi Kappa Phi would like to express our congratulations, if somewhat belatedly, to all undergraduate and graduate students who were inducted into the Honor Society this year. Also, we want to acknowledge our two new faculty members, Dr. Ann Keniston (English) and Dr. Daniel Villanueva (Honors Program). Your initiation is but one mark of your accomplishments of which you should be proud, and it was one that made this 101st year of our chapter truly successful. We hope that you will continue to keep in contact with our chapter and participate in the new academic year’s upcoming events.
Congratulations to Anna Koster, Honors student in chemistry, who has been awarded the 2013 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to pursue graduate studies at Stanford. And congratulations to Lianne Barnes, Honors student in psychology, who was awarded the Phi Kappa Phi chapter’s Platinum award for her graduate studies at UCLA.
The student vice presidents of our chapter are organizing an informal meeting (with FOOD!) for all legitimate academic honor societies on the UNR campus. It will be a chance for students to come together to learn about the opportunities to join and participate not only in Phi Kappa Phi but also in other worthy organizations. The cooperation and interaction between honor societies remains one of the goals of Phi Kappa Phi, since our chapter hopes to expand students’ knowledge of all possible organizations besides our own that could be beneficial to their academic growth and future careers.
If you have any questions about participating in these and other events, please, consult this page for updates, and "like" and participate in the conversation on our UNR Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Facebook page, a link to which is provided above.
Again, congratulations on your achievements! We hope to see you at our meetings and events in the near future.
John Pettey, President
Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 08