Phi Kappa Phi Named Chapter of Merit

Truman Honors Society Phi Kappa Phi recently received the honorable designation of Chapter of Merit for the 2012 academic year from its national assembly.

The award is meant to recognize those chapters across the nation that are actively demonstrating Phi Kappa Phi’s core principles to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education, and engage the community of scholars in service to others. The designation is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 73 chapters nationally including 54 Chapters of Merit.

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

Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit award receive a commendation letter from the Society sent to chapter officers and campus administration; special recognition on the Society’s website and publications; a specially designed logo for use in chapter communications; recognition in local media and educational journals; and a $100 award.

The Society has chapters on more than 300 colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Truman’s chapter was first chartered on May 15, 1991. The organization’s Fall Induction Ceremony and Reception took place Oct. 28 on campus.