TAMIU’s Phi Kappa Phi Gets Chapter of Excellence Distinction
Posted: 10/31/13

TAMIU’s Phi Kappa Phi
Named Chapter of Excellence

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines— has recognized the Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Chapter 296 of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive. The Award is only given to chapters excelling in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

The Chapter of Excellence distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 69 chapters with recognition this year, including 19 as a Chapter of Excellence. 

“Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, but we are pleased to offer special recognition to those who have achieved the status of Chapter of Merit and Chapter of Excellence,” said Society executive director Dr. Mary Todd, “The efforts of chapter officers to promote academic excellence on their campuses demonstrate their strong commitment to the mission of Phi Kappa Phi and to their students.”

By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction, TAMIU’s chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies and frequently receives Phi Kappa Phi’s select awards, grants and fellowships.    

Chapters achieving the Chapter of Excellence distinction receive a commendation letter from the Society sent to chapter officers and campus administration, special recognition on the Society’s website and publications, specially designed logo for use in chapter communications, recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals and a $500 award.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. 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.”

For information on TAMIU’s Chapter, visit http://www.tamiu.edu/coas/lla/phikappaphi.shtml

For more on Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu

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