Message from the President
I want to welcome you to the nation’s oldest and largest honor society. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is more than one hundred years old. As a multi-disciplinary honor society, students from every major, striving for academic excellence can also strive for initiation into Phi Kappa Phi. Our California State University, Stanislaus Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999 and has been active since its induction. In the year that our charter was granted, we were one of just three universities out of more than 60 that applied. It was a very lengthy and thorough screening process.
I invite you to peruse the pages of our chapter web site to learn about the criteria for initiation, the student, staff, and faculty members, some of the activities we have presented and supported, and the scholarship opportunities available to members. Our chapter offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships and supports members in their applications for the “Love of Learning Awards,” “Literacy Grants,” “Study Abroad Grants,” and “Graduate Fellowships” offered by the National Office of Phi Kappa Phi. We have sent delegates to each National Convention since our chapter’s inception and have also sent officers to Cluster Meetings and Partnering For Success Meetings in years between conventions. In 2010, we were awarded the Chapter of Merit, a distinction awarded to only 10% of the chapters. You can view the plaque in a display case on the second floor of the Library Building. We are as strong as the sum of our parts, the membership of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In all that we do, we keep our society motto first and foremost, “Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity.” I am honored to serve as your President. Find out more about how you can be involved!
Therese (Teri) Lunt, M.S.
Department of History and Department of Theatre
President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 282
"Let the love of learning rule humanity"