The East Carolina University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was named a chapter of meri by the national organization.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disicplines. The award is presented to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and in engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
The Chapter of Merit distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 73 chapters with recognition this year, including 54 as a Chapter of Merit. Thirty-two chapters received chapter recognition in 2011.
“The sharp rise in the number of chapters that have achieved recognition this year is impressive. It shows our chapters aspire to live Phi Kappa Phi’s mission to recognize academic excellence, starting on their own campuses,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd.
“Chapter officers are volunteers with a deep commitment to Phi Kappa Phi — they are to be commended for their tireless effort on behalf of students.”
By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the ECU chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
Chapters achieving the Chapter of Merit 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
- $100 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.