Phi Kappa Phi - Chapter 282

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Chapter of MeritThe Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's primary objective 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.

Please see the Chapter brochure for more information Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 282 Brochure.pdf


Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Activities

April 27 to May 11, 2016

The campus community and public are invited to attend educational and thought-provoking presentations, panels and performances during Phi Kappa Phi Awareness Weeks -  April 27 to May 11. The nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society, Phi Kappa Phi aims to encourage superior scholarship across the academic disciplines and to engage scholars in service to others. The free events will provide learning opportunities for all.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Carol Burke Student Lounge

Professional Dress and Decorum for the Job You Want

This presentation is open to the entire campus community. Etiquette expert, Luann Alemao will present tips for making the first best impression and business etiquette needed for successful interviews. Whether the student is interviewing for graduate or professional school, or for their dream job, Luann will give practical advice for boosting professionalism and confidence. Participants are encouraged to wear interview attire to receive helpful feedback!

Janice Herring is the member sponsor for this event. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Main Stage Theater

Turning Stars into Gold

Professor Enrico J. Ramirez-Ruiz (UC Santa Cruz) will address the campus community on April 27, 2016. Ramirez-Ruiz has done research into what he calls “the violent universe” and things like explosions of stars, as well as astronomical objects like black holes and neutron stars. This free lecture is for general audiences, will be presented in a way that everyone can enjoy. We invite area teachers and professors to bring their students. Please spread the word to friends and colleagues about this great event!  

Arnold Schmidt is the member sponsor for this event.  This event is co-sponsored with the College of Science and Interim Dean Mark Grobner. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Science 1 Building 129 

Make Your Dreams Real By Facing All Odds

How does a dream become reality? Hear from a panel of guests, including high school teachers, undergraduate students, Stan State graduates, and working professionals who inspire the session sponsors toward academic excellence. These four sophomore students promise an “Indian themed” evening with a focus on careers in the sciences. Indian finger foods and beverages like Chai and Lassi will be provided.

Viji Sundar is the member sponsor, along with sophomore students Harman Jeet Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Simranjeet Kaur, and Sunpreet Kaur who invited the panel of speakers.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in FDC 118

A Diary of a Biologist's Adventures in the Galapaogs Islands

Marina Gerson received a Love of Learning grant from the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to travel for research in the Galapagos Islands.  Gerson will present a one-hour seminar on the biology and conservation of the unique animals of the Galapagos Islands. The talk will focus on the science behind species and promote life-long learning and interests in the larger world.  She will also discuss her experience as a member in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Light refreshments provided. 

Marina Gerson is the member sponsor for this event. 


Phi Kappa Phi Initiation Ceremony

Friday, May 6, 2016

Induction into Phi Kappa Phi is an extraordinary moment that represents years of hard work and commitment to academic excellence.   It is an event that members will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.   The purpose of the ritual of initiation is to celebrate academic excellence by gathering initiate-worthy individuals into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. These individuals are chosen on the basis of superior scholarship and sound character.   Each individual chosen becomes part of a century-old community of scholars and professionals that includes individuals who have distinguished themselves in positions of leadership and whose careers have been characterized by achievement.

More information coming soon. For immediate questions, please contact Sarah Schraeder.