The University of Memphis
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS and ELIGIBILITY
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society whose purpose is to promote the pursuit
of excellence in all fields of higher education. The Society was first to recognize
superior scholarship in all fields of study and to take into membership the highest-ranking
students of sound character from all academic disciplines. The University of Memphis
recognizes Phi Kappa Phi as the leading honor society in the University and acknowledges
members of Phi Kappa Phi at Commencement exercises.
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. A formal letter of invitation
will be sent to eligible candidates.
Requirements for Membership*:
All candidates must be an outstanding student of sound character and currently enrolled
as a full-time student at The University of Memphis. Your field of study may be in
- JUNIORS: Completion of 72 to 89.99 semester hours (24 hours at U of M) with a grade
point average of no less than 3.70
- SENIORS: Completion of 90+ semester hours or more with a grade point average of no
less than 3.50
- GRADUATE: Completion of 18 graduate semester hours with a GPA in the top 10% of the
- LAW: Registered full-time for the second year of work leading toward the Juris Doctor
degree. Rank in the top 10% of the class.
TO ACCEPT AN INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP: MEMBERSHIP FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE.
DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND FEES: MARCH 1, 2014.
Contact Dr. Melinda Jones, 105 Honors Hall if you need additional information.