Phi Kappa Phi - Chapter 282

ØKØ Initiation 2022

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 initiates of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Stanislaus State, Chapter 282! This virtual ceremony has been created to honor our students since we were unable to meet for our annual ceremony.

ØKØ Heralding 2022

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 282 is proud to announce Stan State individuals invited to join for Academic Year 2021/22. This Heralding occurs every spring.

Look for an email from us, where you’ll receive an exclusive pass to join at the national office online portal. Be sure to RESPOND BY APRIL 15 to be included in our initiation ceremony and to be named at commencement (if you’re graduating this year).

Medallions, certificates, and other material will be sent to you for a small handling fee of $7.00. We are discounting our chapter dues (ordinarily $20, now $13) in order to offset this fee.

To learn more about the work of the Society, the benefits of joining, and other information, see our Membership page and our Grants, Awards, and Scholarship page.

For even more information, contact:
Chapter President Dr. Scott Davis
Student Vice President Georgina Orozco 

And may the love of learning rule humanity! 

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 Honor 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 provides 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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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), and Gold Circle of Excellence (2019) 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 are making headlines nearly 20 and 100+ years, respectively, after its founding.