Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter #173


Admission to the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, based on superior scholarship. Invitations are sent out during the Spring semester each year to our highest achieving seniors and juniors with 72 credits or more.

As an honor society, Phi Kappa Phi differs from honor fraternities in that qualification is based on scholarship and only persons meeting the strict academic standards are nominated for election. Phi Kappa Phi is interdisciplinary, so membership is selected from all colleges, divisions, or departments within USM.

Phi Kappa Phi National Eligibility Standards

Undergraduate Students:
Completed at least 24 semester hours at USM
Seniors (at least 90 credits) must rank in the upper 10% of their class
Juniors (at least 72 credits) must rank in the upper 7.5% of their class

Graduate Students:
Rank in the upper 10% in their respective school, demonstrate an outstanding academic record

Outstanding achievement since graduation and high academic record while attending USM

Faculty and Staff:
Nominated by members for outstanding contributions to USM and/or worthy scholastic record

Community Members:
Nominated by members for noteworthy contributions to USM and/or the community