The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines – recently recognized UMKC’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit.
The award is given to chapters that excel 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 Merit distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 69 chapters with recognition this year, including 50 as a Chapter of Merit.
By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the UMKC chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select awards, grants, and fellowships. The UMKC Chapter President is Dr. Charles Wurrey, Olson Professorship, Dept. of Chemistry.
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
For more information about the organization, visit Phi Kappa Phi.