Message from the President

I want to welcome you to the nation’s oldest and largest honor society. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is more than one hundred years old. As a multi-disciplinary honor society, students from every major, striving for academic excellence can also strive for initiation into Phi Kappa Phi.  Our California State University, Stanislaus Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999 and has been active ever since.

I was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi as a senior, studying Business Administration/Human Resources here at Stanislaus State.  I have also worked at Stanislaus State for over 26 years.  I am currently an Academic Advisor for the Department of Advanced Studies.

I invite you to peruse the pages of our chapter website to learn about the criteria for initiation, membership, activities we have supported, and the scholarship opportunities available to members. Our chapter offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships and supports members in their applications for the “Love of Learning Awards”, “Literacy Grants”, “Study Abroad Grants”, and “Graduate Fellowships”, to name just a few, offered by the National Office of Phi Kappa Phi. We have sent delegates to each National Convention since our chapter’s inception, We have been honored as a “Chapter of Merit” and a “Chapter of Excellence”, and recently received the Gold Circle of Excellence award.  

In all that we do, we keep our society motto first and foremost, “Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity”. I am honored to serve as your President. Find out more about how you can be involved!


Kathleen Hidalgo M.A.Ed.

Department of Advanced Studies

President of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 282