Philosophia Krateitõ Phõtôn 

Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity

Who are we?

 The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society.  Founded in 1897, the distinguishing characteristic of Phi Kappa Phi is its belief that all branches of higher education merit recognition. The Society of Phi Kappa Phi annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. Some of the Society's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, writers David Baldacci and John Grisham, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, and late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. As the core of its mission, Phi Kappa Phi annually awards nearly $1 million each year in scholarships and other grants through the Society and its Chapters. Since 2008, the U-M Chapter has awarded a total of $150,000 to its student members. These grants are open to all members of the society.


Phi Kappa Phi provides its members of high academic standing with innumerous benefits. Students who fit the criteria of completed credit hours and distinction are offered membership in either their junior or senior year. Once inducted, members may receive awards of monetary value, career resources, networking and internship opportunities, as well as discounts with Phi Kappa Phi partners.


Members are eligible for scholarships on both a national and chapter level. Fellowships are offered through the organization and members may present their academic projects for the chance of being awarded a grant. National awards can amount up to $35,000 and chapter awards are typically between $2,500 and $5,000.