Phi Kappa Phi Recognized as Chapter of Merit

December 03, 2014


The CSU Stanislaus chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Chapter of Merit for achieving academic excellence and engaging the community of scholars in service to others. The award places the CSU Stanislaus chapter among 53 others recognized this year, 24 of them as a Chapter of Merit.

“The Chapter Recognition program offers Phi Kappa Phi the opportunity to say a special thank you to chapters who go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses,” said Society Executive Director Mary Todd.

Phi Kappa Phi is distinguished as the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines with chapters on more than 300 campuses in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors.

“One of the highlights of each academic year is recognizing academic excellence among our students, faculty, administrators and staff through initiation into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. We have had some terrific officers and student vice presidents over the years who have been integral to the chapter’s vitality and visibility on campus,” said Chapter President Janice L. Herring.

“Our signature event in the fall is the annual Spooktacular Booook Drive and giveaway, with donations coming from the entire campus community,” Herring said. “We are also proud to offer at least two $500 chapter scholarships each year.”

Next semester, the chapter is looking forward to providing a Princeton Review workshop that will be open to all students, a community service event with United Samaritans Foundation, and the annual Phi Kappa Phi Week events and initiation ceremony.

For their distinction as a Chapter of Merit, the CSU Stanislaus chapter will receive a letter of commendation and a $100 award.