The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Chapter 143


Eligibility   Benefits


Membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only. Since the Society is interdisciplinary, it elects members from all recognized branches of academic endeavor--liberal arts, engineering, business administration, fine and performing arts, education, and health and human services--at the undergraduate and graduate levels. For details about membership, see the chapter bylaws.

Undergraduate Students

Juniors must have completed at least 63 semester hours overall and at least 24 semester hours at YSU and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. Seniors must have completed at least 24 semester hours at YSU and rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Graduate Students

Graduate students must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class; they must have completed at least 15 semester hours of graduate study.

, and Professional Staff

Faculty, administrators, and professional staff whose scholastic records and/or outstanding achievements render them worthy of membership may be invited to join the Society. No more than six may be inducted into the chapter per year (if the chapter invites fewer than 200 students). The number of faculty, administrators, and professional staff inducted shall not exceed 3 percent of the number of students elected in a given year.


Membership in The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has many benefits and opportunities. See the attached Word document and the national Society website for more detail about benefits.


for superior academic performance and exemplary character.


of peers and employers for the well-recognized mark of achievement associated with Phi Kappa Phi membership.


with more than 1,000,000 distinguished members worldwide and 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico.


opportunities at the chapter, regional, and national levels.

National Scholarships

in the form of Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowships and Awards of Excellence for students pursuing first-year graduate study and other scholarships and awards. See the national Society website for more detail.

Résumé-Posting plus Test and Product Discounts 

Discount on Dell and Apple products, plus cell-phone services and services by other providers; career connections; and substantial discounts on tests such as the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, SAT, and ACT.


opportunities at local and regional conferences and at national triennial conventions.


such as the Society's scholarly magazine, the Phi Kappa Phi Forum, which offers thematic, interdisciplinary insights into cultural, social, and scientific issues; and Chapter 143's own newsletter, a twice-yearly resource for information about local chapter activities and member accomplishments. 

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