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Texas State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi to Hold Initiation

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, at 2:00 p.m. in the Centennial Teaching Theater.

Dr. Michael Hennessy, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, will serve as the keynote speaker.

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, La., 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 www.txstate.edu/honors/phikappaphi.

More About Phi Kappa Phi

Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $15 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, $1.4 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.