TWU's chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, chartered in 1980, seeks to recognize the academic excellence of its outstanding student citizens. Each year, the chapter initiates new members, recognizes eligible juniors and seniors, and sponors local scholarships for student members. Additionally, our chapter has nominated one student member for the national fellowship competition for several of the last years - each of these nominees has received a fellowship award.
With 30 faculty and staff PKP members on campus, TWU's chapter benefits from involvement of faculty and staff who care about the quality of their students education and who enjoy the honor bestowed upon their eligible students who elect to join the Honor Society.
TWU PKP has over 470 active members. In Spring 2013, we initiated 171 new members, including seven faculty/staff member and one alumna. The chapter maintains social networking sites through Facebook, Blackboard and LinkedIn, in addition maintaining a WordPress blog.
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 30,000 members are initiated.
Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million members into its ranks; all of these members have received emblems and certificates of membership. However, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network comprised of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines - a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for future generations. [from www.phikappaphi.org]
- Must be an outstanding student of sound character, enrolled at a college or university with a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter.
- Juniors must have completed 72 credit hours and rank in the top 7.5% of their class.
- Seniors must rank in the top 10% of their class.
- Post-baccalaureates must rank in the top 9% of their class and have been enrolled at TWU on a full-time basis for at least one academic year or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of at least one academic year, or 18 semester credit hours, or the equivalent.
- Graduate Students must rank in the top 8% of their class and have been enrolled at TWU on a full-time basis for at least one academic year or on a part-time basis for the equivalent of at least one academic year, or 18 semester credit hours, or the equivalent.
- Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership.