Phi Kappa Phi - Chapter 282

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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Phi Kappa Phi is more than a line on a résumé. The nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society initiates more than 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

More than 1.5 million members have joined its ranks since Phi Kappa Phi’s founding in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's primary objective is the recognition of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. The society is convinced that recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Moreover, the society serves the interests of those students 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. Stanislaus State has proudly supported Chapter 282 of the Society since receiving its charter in 1999.

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PKP Graduation Items Available

Some of you were wondering if you can purchase additional graduation items. The answer is “yes, you can!” The following additional items are available for purchase with your 8-Digit Member ID:

  • Braided navy & gold Honor cords: $15.00
  • Gold satin stole with Greek letters and Society key: $26.00graduation items

Please visit if you would like to purchase the honor cords or stole. 

Allow 2 business days processing time in addition to shipping time (ground shipping is generally 2-3 business days) for all orders. We suggest you order no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2017 if you are graduating May 25 or 25, 2017.

For those new members graduating this May 25 or 26, don’t forget to wear your Phi Kappa Phi recognition items. You will be recognized during the commencement ceremony!

2017 Initiation Ceremony

What: Each year the Chapter 282 initiates new members into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi!
When: Friday, May 5, 2017 at 5 p.m. (please arrive at 4:45 p.m.)
Where: Main Dining @ Stan State

Event photos will be shared in our Photo Gallery no later than May 29, 2017.

Event Program Available

If you did not attend the 2017 Initiation Ceremony: Please pickup your Initiation Bag (certificate, pin, information packet) and blue medallion from the Phi Kappa Phi Office located in the Mary Stuart Rogers (MSR) Building, Room 380, between Monday, May 8, 2017 and Friday, June, 2, 2017.

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Orignial Phi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi was born different. In 1897, 10 senior students, 2 faculty members and the University of Maine president created a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. 

Under the leadership of student Marcus L. Urann, the group formed the Lambda Sigma Eta Society, later renamed Phi Kappa Phi from the letters of the Greek words forming its motto, Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn, "Let the love of learning rule humanity.” 

Today, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. 

The Stanislaus State Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999. Since the Chapter was chartered, over 1100 members have been inducted into the Society. The Chapter has received special recognition from the Society on three different occasions, including the Chapter of Merit (2014) and Chapter of Excellence (2015) Awards. Most recently, former Chapter President Janice Herring was named Regional VP of the Society at the national biennial in 2016. 

What is Phi Kappa Phi is up to today? Check out our latest news to see how the Chapter and Society is making headlines nearly 20 and 100+ years, respectively, after its founding.