The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized The University of Findlay chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Excellence, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
The Chapter of Excellence distinction is a part of the Society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 69 chapters with recognition this year, including 19 as a Chapter of Excellence.
“I am extremely blessed to be working with outstanding faculty, staff and students who are committed members of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 310,” said chapter president Cynthia Fitzpatrick, experiential education specialist in the College of Pharmacy. “The success of our young chapter is due to all the hours given by its members to advance academic excellence across all the disciplines at The University of Findlay. It makes me very proud to be recognized for this top honor in our fifth year of existence on our campus.”
“Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, but we are pleased to offer special recognition to those who have achieved the status of Chapter of Merit and Chapter of Excellence,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “The efforts of chapter officers to promote academic excellence on their campuses demonstrate their strong commitment to the mission of Phi Kappa Phi and to their students.”
By receiving the Chapter of Excellence distinction, The University of Findlay chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.
Chapters achieving the Chapter of Excellence distinction receive:
- a commendation letter from the Society sent to chapter officers and campus administration
- special recognition on the Society’s website and publications
- specially designed logo for use in chapter communications
- recognition advertisements in local media and educational journals
- $500 award
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. For more information on Phi Kappa Phi, call 800/804-9880 or visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.