Phi Kappa Phi

About Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.

Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations.

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About MU Chapter 133 Invitation to Membership

Membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is open to all Miami students who meet the eligibility requirements. Admission is by invitation only. An invitation to join requires nomination by a chapter.

Eligibility requirements

  • Juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 7.5 percent of their class.
  • Seniors must have completed at least 90 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
  • Graduate students must have completed at least 18 graduate hours or the equivalent at their institution and rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Faculty, professional staff and alumni who achieve scholarly distinction may also be eligible.

Membership invitation packets will be mailed to eligible students in early September 2019. Deadline to accept your invitation to join is October 3, 2019.

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New Member Initiation Ceremony

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: 4:00 registration check-in, Ceremony ~ 4:30-6:00pm

Location: McGuffey Hall, room 322

Free parking is available on campus

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In the Miami News

Two Miami students received Phi Kappa Phi Travel Grants to support study abroad programs in 2019. Alexandra Adams, a senior chemical engineering and premedical studies co-major, and Katie Guirnalda, a senior early childhood education major, each received a $1,000 grant. Adams will spend fall 2019 in Madrid, Spain, with IES Abroad (Institute for the International Education of Students). Guirnalda is participating in Miami’s English Language Learners (ELL) 2019 Summer Camp at the Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Learn more about awards offered through Phi Kappa Phi on the national website.