OCTOBER 4, 2012
College Station, TX— The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi announced that the Texas A&M University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi has achieved Chapter of Merit status. The announcement, which was made in correspondence to Texas A&M University President, Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, noted that this recognition rewards the outstanding performance of the chapter and its volunteer officers.
The Texas A&M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi finds itself in excellent company with this recognition as only 73 of 318 chapters achieved recognition status. The recognition is accompanied by a $100 award which will be used to support student recognition and campus community activities of the chapter.
Dr. Elizabeth Crouch, President of the chapter made the following statement regarding the recognition: “I am honored that our Texas A&M University Chapter has received a Chapter of Merit award. As president, I continue to be impressed by the outstanding students and faculty that we have inducted each year. The executive board members, past and present,
have worked tirelessly to grow this chapter and we are blessed to have the opportunity to work with such gifted students and faculty who are leaders both on and off campus.”
For more information about the Texas A&M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, please visit us.tamu.edu/for-students/phi-kappaphi/.
More About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North
America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
Since its founding, more than 1 million members have been initiated. Some of the organization’s more notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist David Baldacci and YouTube cofounder Chad Hurley. The Society has awarded approximately $14 million since the inception of its awards program in
1932. Today, nearly $1 million is awarded each biennium to qualifying students and members through graduate fellowships, undergraduate study abroad scholarships, member and chapter awards and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. The Society’s mission is “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 on Phi Kappa Phi, please call 800/804-9880 or visit http://www.PhiKappaPhi.org.