Monday, October 23, 2017

Save the Date for Giving Tuesday

On November 28, 2017, Phi Kappa Phi will join thousands of organizations around the globe to celebrate Giving Tuesday. Now in its sixth year, Giving Tuesday is a day of philanthropy dedicated to giving back through the support of nonprofit organizations.

This year after all of your holiday gifts have been purchased on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we ask that you consider 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 gifts can help deserving students and members realize their educational and career goals, from study abroad to graduate school to lifelong learning.

Want to see exactly how your contributions can make an impact? Check out these testimonials from Phi Kappa Phi members across the country.

Ready to join the Giving Tuesday movement? Make sure you:
Save the date on your calendar (Outlook, iCal, Google Calendar).
Spread the word to fellow Phi Kappa Phi members by joining our Thunderclap campaign.
Follow us on social media for updates leading up to the big day.

Join us on Giving Tuesday and help us make an impact on the future. ​

Monday, October 16, 2017

Show Your ΦΚΦ Pride with Society-Branded Graduation Regalia

Show your smarts on graduation day with official Society-branded graduation regalia! Visit to purchase individual items such as honor cords, stoles and the Phi Kappa Phi medallion, or save money and receive a free Society tassel (valued at $10) when you purchase all three regalia items in the recognition bundle.

Members also can take advantage of free shipping on orders of $50 or more. Click here to order today or call 1.877.248.5469 to place your order by phone.

Note, protocol for wearing graduation recognition items varies from school to school. Check with your college or university before ordering.

Questions about store items or shipping? Click here for answers to frequently asked questions, including a transit map to find out when you should receive your order. Members also can contact Customer Service at 1.877.248.5469 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or email

Friday, October 13, 2017

Phi Kappa Phi Installs Chapter 344 at Long Island University

Phi Kappa Phi will install its 344th chapter at Long Island University today, October 13. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

The installation of the Long Island University chapter comes after a thorough chartering process and approval from the Society’s board of directors. To be eligible, an institution must be a regionally accredited four-year college or university with an established reputation of excellence and an expressed commitment to upholding the values of the Society.

“The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to welcome Long Island University to its community of scholars,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd. “Its mission—to provide excellence and access in private higher education—melds nicely with the Society’s mission, and its holistic focus on advisement is a model of campus-wide attention to student success.”

Officers elected by the chartering group to serve the newly installed chapter include President Dr. Joan Digby, President-elect Dr. James Clarke, Secretary Melissa Antinori Berninger, Treasurer Dr. Stacey Horstmann Gatti, Public Relations Officer Dr. Katherine Ahern, Awards and Grants Coordinator Dr. Lauren Mullins, Chapter Officer Dr. Michael Kavic and Chapter Administrator Tracey Christy.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society—one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines and inducts approximately 30,000 new members each year. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, along with faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction. Since its founding, Phi Kappa Phi has recognized the academic excellence of more than 1.5 million members on its chapter campuses.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mark Your Calendar! One-Day Brooks Brothers Shopping Event

Mark your calendars for the one-day Brooks Brothers Shopping Event on Friday, October 13! During this one-day event, Phi Kappa Phi members can save 25% on full-priced merchandise in retail stores, online, and by phone when using your Corporate Membership Card.

To sign up for a complimentary Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership Card, visit or call 1.866.515.4747 with 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.

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Monday, October 9, 2017

New Member Discount: Collette

Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce our partnership with Collette—a guided travel pioneer, taking travelers across the globe for the last 100 years. Collette tours help travelers get the most out of any adventure, with itineraries designed to visit iconic locales and hidden gems. With tours to all seven continents, and excursions such as African safaris, whale watching in Iceland, or trips through the Irish countryside, Collette can help members make memories that will last a lifetime.

Phi Kappa Phi members and family can now receive special savings up to $500 per person. Click here to learn more about how you can save on a trip of a lifetime!

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Free Graduate School Admissions Webinar

Do you know what it takes to get into grad school? Join The Princeton Review and the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Phi Kappa Phi Chapter on Thursday, October 19, at 4 p.m. Central Time to learn what it takes to land a spot at your dream school. A Princeton Review instructor will share expert tips and insights into the grad school admission process and there will be a special offer from The Princeton Review.

Topics will include:
  • Insight into the medical, law, business and grad school admissions processes (GPA, test scores, extracurriculars) as well as required entrance exams
  • How to improve your chances of gaining admission to the school of your choice
  • The timeline for when you should take your exams and apply
  • Question and answer session
  • Special offer from The Princeton Review
The webinar is available for anyone to attend. Students on the SIUE campus can attend in person in Founders Hall 2207. Attendees are asked to arrive 30 minutes early.

Can't attend the webinar live? Sign up to receive a free recording

Questions? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Member Benefits Highlights – October 2017

Get your Halloween treats early by taking advantage of these spooktacular offers exclusively available to Phi Kappa Phi members throughout October.

Budget Truck
Haul away the savings with Budget Truck! Make your next move a smooth ride with reliable and easy-to-drive trucks in a variety of sizes up to 26’ with 24/7 roadside assistance. Use Phi Kappa Phi account number 56000134543 and save up to 15% on rental and mileage. Call 1.800.566.8422 or visit to book your reservation today.

Church Hill Classics
Looking to show off your Phi Kappa Phi pride? Frame your membership certificate with a customizable frame from Church Hill Classics. Choose from a variety of frame mouldings, mat colors and materials to create a frame that complements your home or office decor. In addition, you can find a frame to showcase your medallion, stole or Phi Kappa Phi photos! Click here to start designing today!

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Enterprise's standard, undiscounted daily, weekly and monthly rates. Click here to book your reservation online and the 5% savings will be automatically applied to the internet best rate. To make a reservation by phone, call 1.800.RENT.A.CAR and mention Phi Kappa Phi ID number XZ14050 to receive the discount at airport and neighborhood locations.

Fall is here and leaves are changing but great discounts remain! Phi Kappa Phi members can save up to 20% off select Lenovo PC products, including the award-winning ThinkPad laptop, year round. Visit to shop online and start saving! Visit often - special offers change frequently.

Gain access to back issues of more than 2,000 academic and professional journals spanning 50 disciplines and more than 350 years of scholarship with JPASS by JSTOR. Members save $50 on the annual JPASS individual access plan. Click here to save on your annual subscription today!

Members can take advantage of special rates and discounts for life, pet, disability, long-term care, health, and emergency medical and travel assistance insurance through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration, LLC, and other well-known providers. To learn more and enroll, call 1.888.560.ALUM (2586). Be sure to mention your membership in Phi Kappa Phi. Click here to access the plans currently offered to members.

Ticket Monster
Ticket Monster understands the excitement of seeing your favorite band live or watching your team from a comfy box seat, and they make it happen! Phi Kappa Phi members can receive a 15% discount on over 2.5 billion sports, concert and theater tickets worldwide. Members also can access discounts up to 25% off movie tickets and over 70 theme parks nationwide including deals for AMC, Cinemark, Disneyland, Six Flags and so much more! Visit to learn more and sign up. Use company identifier PhiKappaPhiTix1 if prompted.

Questions about member benefits? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 800.804.9880, ext. 217.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Apply for a Dissertation Fellowship

Phi Kappa Phi is accepting applications for the Dissertation Fellowship Program. Introduced in 2014, the program is designed to support doctoral candidates who are writing their dissertations. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded in 2018.

To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal.

The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing.

To start your application, click here. For more information, read the Dissertation Fellowship FAQs or download the fact sheet.

If you have additional questions, please contact Kelli Partin at

Volunteer Spotlight – October 2017

Hal DeLaRosby
Pacific Lutheran University

Chapter Position: President

University Position:
Director of Academic Advising

Years of Service to the Chapter:

Degree(s)/Discipline: Ph.D., Higher Education

How did you become involved as a chapter officer? Pacific Lutheran University started a new chapter in Spring 2016. Having been previously inducted into the honor society, it was an excellent opportunity to reconnect with Phi Kappa Phi and be involved in the creation of a new chapter.

What has your chapter done that has made you proud? Our first student vice presidents, Michele Anderson and Molly Munsterman, were very original in their approach to activities for student members. Their first organized event was to invite student and faculty members associated with the discipline-specific honor societies on campus to a coffee conversation surrounding the question, "What is the purpose of an honor society?" The question provoked interesting insights as to who has, and who has not, been historically invited to participate and allowed for questioning of how honor societies fit our university's focus on diversity, justice, and sustainability.

What does Phi Kappa Phi mean to you? As a recipient of previous grants during my doctoral studies, the financial assistance for furthering education is an important aspect to why I promote the Society to invited students.

What do you enjoy most about being a chapter officer? My favorite activity is the initiation ceremony where faculty, family, and guests have the opportunity to help recognize scholastic achievement of our new members.

What advice would you give to a new chapter officer?
After initiating your first cohort of students, find at least two engaged juniors for the student vice president positions to assist in the early development of the chapter.

Where are you from? Tacoma, Washington

Click here to see Hal's CV.