Honor Societies Available to Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. The Society's 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." The motto of Phi Kappa Phi is Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn, translated "Let the love of learning rule humanity." Nearly 300 chapters of Phi Kappa Phi exist on the campuses of colleges and universities across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines.

Those elected to membership include upper 7.5 percent last-term juniors (having completed at least seventy-two semester hours) and upper 10 percent seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni. More than 120,000 members maintain their active status in Phi Kappa Phi, which affords them the benefits associated with dues-paying membership. At UAB, qualified students will receive a letter of invitation during the Spring term of the Junior or Senior year.


More than $500,000 in national and local scholarships is awarded annually: 60 Fellowships of $5,000 each and 40 Awards of Excellence of $2,000 each; 38 Study Abroad Grants of $1,000 each; National Scholar and Artist Awards valued at $5,000 each; $80,000 in Promotion of Excellence Grants; Literacy Grants of up to $2,500 each; Approximately $150,000 in chapter scholarships is distributed by local chapters.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi