Chapter 100 at UNLV invites candidates for membership once a year during the spring semester. Members are inducted into the society in April. Primary consideration for membership is character, scholarship, and an interest in campus affairs. To be eligible for membership, juniors must be in the top 7.5 percent of their college class (a junior is defined as a person with 76-92 semester credits). Seniors (those with 93 or more semester credits) and graduate students must be in the top 10 percent of their college class. In addition, undergraduates must have earned a minimum of 45 semester hours at UNLV (a total of 62 credits from a four-year university). Graduate students have different residency requirements. The Registrar’s Office provides the list those eligible. At UNLV, Phi Kappa Phi is the only honor society noted on the university’s official transcripts.
Chapter 100 wants your membership to be more than a line on your resume. We have an active student board and a representative on the National Council of Students. Our chapter has been awarded at $2,500 Literacy Grant, and members have volunteered at local schools and libraries. We sponsor lectures each semester highlighting our faculty members and encourage your participation to make Phi Kappa Phi part of your personal and professional development. We encourage you to apply for the many different awards Phi Kappa Phi offers on a national basis, including the Love of Learning, Study Abroad, and Scholar/Artist awards as well as Literacy grants. If you have been invited to join Phi Kappa Phi, please look through our website as well at the links to our national headquarters to learn more about our honor society and the benefits of membership. We hope you will join our Chapter of Excellence at UNLV.
Phi Kappa Phi Nationally
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society that draws its members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Each year, approximately 34,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni are initiated.
Phi Kappa Phi members have a proven track record for achieving success. Netscape founder James Barksdale, President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, astronaut Wendy Lawrence, author John Grisham, and Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry George Olah are all Phi Kappa Phi members.
Find out more about the Society, its mission, history, membership benefits and leadership opportunities.
Philosophìa Krateìto Photôn, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.”