Representatives from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will host Blitz Week on the campus of Texas A&M University with informational sessions, social gatherings and special events from February 22-26, 2010. During
this week, students will have the opportunity to meet with local chapter officers as well as representatives from the Society’s national headquarters. They will be treated to a Resource Expo, Honors Recognition Social, Princeton Review Graduate and Professional School session, free raffles and much more.
Texas A&M University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1949 and has inducted 11,267 members, including United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates.
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence, writer John Grisham, opera singer Renee Fleming, journalist and broadcaster Deborah Norville and Netscape founder James Barksdale.
The Society has awarded approximately $13 million since the inception of its awards program in 1932. Today, more than $800,000 is awarded annually to qualifying members and non-members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. 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 more information on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 1-800-804-9880 or visit http://www.PhiKappaPhi.org.