Phi Kappa Phi honor society to induct newest members at Texas State

Phi Kappa Phi

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
October 25, 2016

The Texas State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—will initiate its newest class of members on Sunday, November 6, in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom.

Michael Hennessy, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Membership in the society is by invitation only to qualifying students. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Texas State became the 325th chapter of Phi Kappa Phi during a ceremonial installation on October 10, 2013. The inaugural class of student members was initiated into the chapter on April 3, 2014.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni are initiated into the society each year. Its mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

To learn more about the Texas State chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, visit