Welcome to Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 282, and welcome to the 2022-23 academic year!

We look forward to a successful academic year as we continue to return to campus life. Whether you are an active member, a returning alumnus or alumna, or a prospective member, I hope these pages communicate the joy, hard work, and camaraderie of the Stanislaus State membership! 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation’s oldest multi-disciplinary honor society. We draw our members and our pride from scholars across the entire university, in every major. Prospective members may wish to consult our FAQ page or contact any of the officers of Chapter 282, for more information on eligibility. 

Stanislaus State’s Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999. Since then, we’ve contributed to the organization by hosting West Regional chapters, and preparing executive members and student vice presidents for leadership through nationally sponsored training. Our Chartering Member Janice Herring served as Regional Vice President. We’ve received special recognition from the national Society on multiple occasions, including the Chapter of Merit, Chapter of Excellence Awards, and the Gold Circle of Excellence Award. 

Our chapter sponsors annual activities, such as book drives for local children and collaborations with Residence Village and College of Science. We conduct service activities to support local community endeavors, such as United Samaritan Foundation. In spring, look forward to Phi Kappa Phi Week activities: featuring speakers, symposia, exhibitions, and other events. Our 2015 lineup was so successful it was featured in the Society’s quarterly magazine, Phi Kappa Phi Forum. 

Chapter 282 offers undergraduate and graduate student scholarships and supports members in their own applications toward awards offered by the national Office, including Love of Learning Award, Literacy Grant, Study Abroad Grant, and Graduate Fellowship awards. Through it all, we let the society motto guide us, “Let the love of learning rule humanity!” 

To find out more about how you can become involved with Phi Kappa Phi, browse these pages, contact me or any of the chapter members, or drop into any of our activities. 


Scott C. Davis, Ph. D.
Professor of English
President, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 282
California State University, Stanislaus

Updated: June 06, 2023