Monday, November 23, 2015

Create Your Story with Merit

Have you heard about Phi Kappa Phi’s member achievement program, Merit? If not, here’s your chance!

The Merit program, implemented in 2013, allows Phi Kappa Phi to create and publish personalized stories about members’ achievements such as being initiated, receiving an award or grant from the Society, becoming a chapter officer and much more.

Once granted an achievement, members can customize their online Merit profile with a photo, activities, work experience, awards, and affiliations. Merit also makes it easy to share these achievements with family and friends on social media. Consider it a virtual résumé!

If you haven’t received a Merit profile (anyone initiated before March 2013) and would like to take advantage the program and its many benefits, email with your name and member ID number.

Want more information? Click here to learn more about the Merit program and visit the Phi Kappa Phi Merit Page to see the latest member achievements. Stay tuned to social media, especially on Mondays, as we post tips, FAQs, stories and more using #MeritMonday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Save an Extra 10% with Dell!

From now until January 29, Phi Kappa Phi has teamed up with Dell to offer members an additional 10 percent off select PCs, tablets, electronics and accessories from!

To receive the exclusive discount, click here and follow the instructions. Please note you must be logged in with your Phi Kappa Phi credentials to access this page.

For more information about the limited-time offer, click here. If you need additional assistance accessing the discount, please contact Angie Lex at or Jamie Chapman at

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Make an Impact on Giving Tuesday

Join us on December 1, 2015, as we celebrate Giving Tuesday—a global day of giving that recognizes generosity worldwide. Now in its fourth year, Giving Tuesday celebrates the act of giving back on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

This year, Phi Kappa Phi will participate in the Giving Tuesday movement for the first time, and we hope you will consider joining us.

On this special day, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. CST, you can celebrate Giving Tuesday by making a gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation. All gifts, no matter the size, will open doors of opportunity to members both near and far. Your generous gifts will help deserving students and members realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

Join us on Giving Tuesday by:
  • Making a gift to the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation on December 1.
  • Following us on social media for #GivingTuesday updates.
  • Spreading the word about Giving Tuesday to fellow Phi Kappa Phi members.
To learn more about Giving Tuesday or to make a donation now, click here.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dissertation Fellowship Deadline is November 30

The application deadline for the Dissertation Fellowship Program is two weeks away. The dissertation fellowship, introduced in 2014, is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations.

Two Fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded to active members in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. Awards are for 12 months of dissertation writing. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the application deadline, including approval of the dissertation proposal.

The deadline to apply for a Dissertation Fellowship is November 30, 2015.

Follow the below links to learn more about the program and submit your application:
If you have additional questions, please contact Kelli Partin at or 800.804.9880, ext. 235.

Mark Your Calendar! Special Brooks Brothers Event for Phi Kappa Phi Members

Mark your calendars for the final Brooks Brothers Shopping Event of the year on Thursday, November 19! During the one-day event, Phi Kappa Phi members can receive 30% off regularly-priced purchases.

To receive the discount in store, you must sign up for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card by visiting or calling 1.866.515.4747 with the organization ID#: 11755 and pin code: 61431.

To receive the discount online, members must create a separate Corporate Member profile, even if you already have an existing Brooks Brothers profile. Please allow 20 minutes after you receive your email confirmation before creating your online Corporate Member profile. Register for your separate Corporate Member profile here.

Brooks Brothers, the oldest clothing retailer in the U.S., offers classic clothing for men, women and children. Visit for more information.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jamie Chapman at

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Member Benefits Highlights – November 2015

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping and travel! Ease your holiday stress with these discounts available to members throughout November.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Phi Kappa Phi every time you shop at at no cost to you. When you shop using AmazonSmile, you’ll find the same low prices and selection with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Phi Kappa Phi. Start your shopping today! And don’t forget to bookmark the AmazonSmile link to make it even easier to support the Society every time you shop on Amazon.

Brooks Brothers
Mark your calendars for the last Brooks Brothers Shopping Event of the year! On November 19, members can save 30% on full-priced purchases online and in stores during the one-day sale. To receive the discount, you must sign up for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card by visiting or calling 1.866.515.4747 with organization ID number 11755 and pin code 61431.

Exclusive Worldwide Hotel & Car Rental Discounts
The holiday travel season is upon us and Phi Kappa Phi members, friends and family can access a worldwide inventory of hotels and rental cars at exclusive discounted rates using the Society’s Worldwide Hotel & Car Rental Discount Program. Whether you are traveling domestically or abroad, take advantage of huge savings up to 50% off hotels and 35% off car rentals at locations worldwide. Click here to book today!

Start your holiday shopping early with Lenovo and save on a variety of products:
  • Up to 41% off select laptops
  • Up to 37% off select desktops
  • Up to 34% off select tablets
Visit the Phi Kappa Phi member site to redeem these and other great deals.

Phi Kappa Phi Graduation Gear
Graduating this fall? Receive a free Phi Kappa Phi tassel when you purchase the honor cord, medallion and stole! Visit the Online Store to purchase the bundle for $57.95 including shipping. Please note that protocol for wearing items at commencement varies from school to school. Be sure to check with your college or university before ordering.

Phi Kappa Phi Visa® Rewards Credit Card
Phi Kappa Phi has teamed up with Commerce Bank to offer members a Visa® rewards credit card. The credit card is the perfect way for members to show their Phi Kappa Phi pride everywhere Visa is accepted, as well as earn rewards points redeemable for thousands of rewards items. Other benefits include 20% off Phi Kappa Phi merchandise purchases, no annual fee, low introductory rate for first 6 months, $100,000 travel accident insurance and much more. To sign up for the Phi Kappa Phi Visa credit card and take advantage of the great benefits, click here.

Rental Cars
Members can save up to 25% when renting a car through Avis, Budget, Enterprise or National. View the specials and begin shopping the lowest rates by visiting these Phi Kappa Phi partner sites:

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Apple Partnership Discontinued

As of November 1, Apple has discontinued numerous online partnership stores including the Phi Kappa Phi online store. As a result, members are no longer eligible for a discount from Apple through the Phi Kappa Phi portal.

As an alternative, qualifying members can request the education discount available from Apple. To check your eligibility, call 1.800.MY.APPLE, ask to speak with the Consumer Education Team and state the name of your university or college, or visit the Apple Education Online Store. (Please note that the education discount and Apple Education Online Store is not affiliated with Phi Kappa Phi.)

Members are encouraged to take advantage of the discounts offered by other Phi Kappa Phi technology partners including Dell and Lenovo. To access all available member discounts, click here.

If you have questions, please contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.