Founded in 1897, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest multi-disciplinary honor society. Students from every major, can strive for initiation into Phi Kappa Phi through demonstration of academic excellence. Our California State University, Stanislaus Chapter 282 was chartered in 1999 and has been active ever since. For the third time, we have received special recognition from The Society, most recently being awarded “2014-2015 Chapter of Excellence”; one of only 29 chapters, so designated.
In our relatively short history, we have held annual initiation ceremonies and sent a delegate to every national convention. Additionally, we have hosted a Cluster Meeting for University chapters in the West Region and have sent executive officers and student vice presidents to Partnering for Success and Student Leadership training, respectively. We have a very active chapter and have developed some signature annual events. Beginning in 2008 we began partnering with University Housing at their annual Halloween Gala, giving away more than 2,500 books to children from the community. We have also been present at Preview Day open house events for the University and have engaged in community service with the United Samaritan Foundation. In the week culminating in our annual spring initiation ceremony, we host a variety of Phi Kappa Phi Week activities, open to the entire campus and surrounding community. The Chapter was featured in the Fall 2015 issue of The Society’s quarterly magazine, “Phi Kappa Phi Forum ”, highlighting the superb lineup of activities from our 2015 Phi Kappa Phi Week activities.
There are many ways to be involved in Phi Kappa Phi. I invite you to peruse the pages of our chapter web site to learn about the criteria for initiation, the student, staff, and faculty members, some of the activities we have presented and supported, and the scholarship opportunities available to members. Our chapter offers undergraduate and graduate scholarships and supports members in their applications for Love of Learning Awards, Literacy Grants, Study Abroad Grants, and Graduate Fellowships offered by the National Office of Phi Kappa Phi. We are as strong as the sum of our parts, the membership of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. 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!
Janice L. Herring, M.S. Exercise Science
Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology
President, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, CSU Stanislaus Chapter 282