Eligibility Requirements

 

Undergraduates

Juniors:

  1. Registered at California State University, Stanislaus for one year minimum.
  2. Minimum of 72 units completed.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 at California State University, Stanislaus, and in transfer units at end of Fall semester
  4. Rank upper 7.5% of the class for their major.
  5. Approved by faculty in student's major, based on:
    1. scholarly endeavors and/or commitment to research as indicated by student performance in that department, based on typical departmental requirements, and
    2. good character, defined as compatible with departmental Statement of Professional Ethics and/or the ethical standards expressed in the current California State University, Stanislaus catalog and Student Handbook

Seniors:

  1. Registered at California State University, Stanislaus for one year minimum.
  2. Minimum of 102 units completed.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75 at California State University, Stanislaus, and in transfer units at end of Fall semester
  4. Rank upper 10% of the class for their major.
  5. Approved by faculty in student's major, based on:
    1. scholarly endeavors and/or commitment to research as indicated by student performance in that department, based on typical departmental requirements, and
    2. good character, defined as compatible with departmental Statement of Professional Ethics and/or the ethical standards expressed in the current California State University, Stanislaus catalog and Student Handbook.

Total Number of Undergraduate Students The total number of undergraduate students inducted to membership in one year shall not exceed 10% of the undergraduate students who will be candidates for graduation that year, based on the number receiving baccalaureate degrees the prior academic year, as appropriately adjusted. Election of the full 10% is not mandatory. All of the students must be approved by a vote of two-thirds of the active members present at the Chapter meeting.

Graduate Students

  1. Registered at California State University, Stanislaus in the graduate program for one year. (This does not include students with post-baccalaureate status.)
  2. Completed 12 units of graduate credit.
  3. Classified status.
  4. Minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.85 at end of Fall semester
  5. Rank in the upper 10% of the class for their major.
  6. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.6.
  7. Approved by faculty in student's major, based on:
    1. scholarly endeavors and/or commitment to research as indicated by student performance in that department, and
    2. good character, defined as compatible with departmental Statement of Professional Ethics and/or the ethical standards expressed in the current California State University, Stanislaus catalog and Student Handbook.
  8. Two-thirds affirmative vote of active members.

Total Number of Graduate Students The total number of graduate students inducted to membership in one year shall not exceed 10% of the graduate students who will be receiving graduate degrees that year, based on the number receiving graduate degrees the prior academic year, as appropriately adjusted. Election of the full 10% is not mandatory. All of the students must be approved by a vote of two-thirds of the active members present at the Chapter meeting.

Faculty

  1. Distinguished scholastic record and superior scholarly achievement.
  2. Three years experience at California State University, Stanislaus.
  3. Commitment to the pursuit of scholarly excellence of students.
  4. Nominated by member of California State University, Stanislaus Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
  5. Affirmative vote of two-thirds of active faculty and staff members present at a Chapter meeting and of those active faculty and staff members who submitted an absentee ballot.

Total Number of Faculty The total number of members inducted in any year from the faculty and professional staff shall not exceed two percent of the number of undergraduate and graduate students elected that year. (If fewer than 200 student members are elected per year, a maximum of four members may be elected each year from the eligible faculty.

Alumni

  1. Graduated from California State University, Stanislaus five or more years prior to nomination.
  2. Outstanding achievement since graduation.
  3. Minimum final GPA (undergraduate and/or graduate) from California State University, Stanislaus of 3.75.
  4. Commitment to scholarship and research.
  5. Sound character.
  6. Affirmative vote of two-thirds of active members present at a Chapter meeting.

Total Number of Alumni The total number of alumnae/i members inducted in any year shall not exceed one percent of the number of undergraduate and graduate students elected that year. (If fewer than 200 student members are elected per year, a maximum of two members may be elected each year from the eligible alumnae/i.)

Honorary Membership

  1. Outstanding achievement in a profession or to the community.
  2. Commitment to scholarship and research.
  3. Sound character.
  4. Affirmative vote of two-thirds of active members present at a Chapter meeting.

One individual each year may be inducted for Honorary Membership.

Distinguished Membership

  1. Outstanding achievement in a profession or to the community.
  2. Commitment to scholarship and research.
  3. Sound character.
  4. Affirmative vote of two-thirds of active members present at a Chapter meeting.

One individual each year may be inducted for Distinguished Membership.

Fees

Before induction, the newly elected members must pay initiation fees.

Student Member Fees:

  1. National initiation fee established by the Society: $45.00 (Provides membership certificate, standard badge, first year's national dues, and 1-year subscription to Phi Kappa Phi Forum and Newsletter.)
  2. Chapter fees: $10.00
  3. Initiation ceremony: $20.00

Faculty, Alumni, and Honorary Distinguished Member Fees:

  1. National initiation fee established by the Society: $45.00 (Provides membership certificate, standard badge, first year's national dues, and 1-year subscription to Phi Kappa Phi Forum and Newsletter.)
  2. Chapter fees: $10.00
  3. Initiation ceremony: $20.00
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