MTSU scholars to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi ho...

MTSU scholars to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi honor society

MTSU’s most prestigious academic honor society is preparing to induct 52 new top scholars.

Phi Kappa Phi logoPhi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society, will hold its fall 2013 initiation ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the ballroom of the Student Union.

Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.

To be eligible for membership, juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours and rank scholastically in the top 7.5 percent of their class. Seniors and graduate students must rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also may be eligible for membership in the organization. Its motto is “Philosophia Krateito Photon,” which is “Let the love of learning rule humanity” in Greek.

According to the organization’s website,, the honor society was created in 1897 at the University of Maine with a mission “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, contact Gina Logue in the MTSU Office of News and Media Relations at 615-898-5081 or

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