Phi Kappa Phi Receives Chapter Distinction

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the Truman chapter as a Chapter of Merit.

The award, presented at the organization’s national biennial convention last month in Kansas City, Mo., is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

“Those chapters that have earned Chapter of Merit status are led by committed officers who give generously of their time and talent to honor outstanding students,” said Perry A. Snyder, the Society’s executive director. He added, “Officers of award-winning chapters live out their personal commitment to honor and excellence through Phi Kappa Phi.”

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, Truman’s chapter is being recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies regularly for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.

The Chapter of Merit Award includes a citation from the Society president, a commendation letter sent to chapter officers and campus administration, special recognition on the Society website, publications and at Phi Kappa Phi’s National Convention, a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications and a $100 award.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni.

Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.

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