Thursday, January 31, 2019

Celebrate ‘Thank Your Mentor Day’

National Mentoring Month would not be possible without the efforts of mentors both past and present. To honor those that have gone above and beyond, we are celebrating national Thank Your Mentor Day™ today, January 31.

On this day, we encourage you to reach out to thank or honor those individuals who have and had a lasting impact on your life.

Looking for ways to thank your mentor? Here are a few ideas:
  • Contact your mentor directly to express your appreciation.
  • Show your gratitude on social media.
  • Pass on the lessons you have learned by becoming a mentor to someone in your community.
  • Make a financial contribution to a local mentoring program in your mentor’s honor.
  • Download an official National Mentoring Month e-card to share with your mentor.

And don’t forget to join the conversation with us on social media throughout the month by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringMonth.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Smart Back-to-School Savings

A new year means it’s time to head back to school for many of you. Whether you are a faculty or staff member, student, parent, or professional, don’t miss out on these great back-to-school savings offered by Phi Kappa Phi’s member benefit partners.

Pick up all of your home, office and school supplies at Office Depot and save up to 80%. Members also qualify for free next-day delivery on online orders over $50. Visit to shop online or print a free store purchasing card.

Looking to stay organized in the new school year? Let Franklin Planner help with a 15% discount when you use promo code PKPMEMBER. Shop at

Need access to academic and professional journals for your research? An annual JPASS individual plan offers members access to more than 2,000 of the world's leading academic journals. Click here to save $50 on your annual subscription today!

Finally, return to campus in style with Society-branded gear. From dressy polos to hooded jackets and everything in between, the easy-to-navigate online store makes it simple to shop for your favorite Phi Kappa Phi items. In addition, members can take advantage of free shipping on orders of $50 or more.

Don’t forget to support Phi Kappa Phi when you shop Amazon. Simply click here to log in using your existing Amazon account and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the Society. These donations help support the Phi Kappa Phi award programs. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link to make it even easier to support Phi Kappa Phi every time you shop on Amazon!

Questions about the discounts offered by our partners? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 1.800.804.9880, extension 217.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Share Your Stories of Mentorship Success

Mentoring provides a shared opportunity for learning and growth. In fact, many mentors say they are grateful for the chance to mentor because the experience is more rewarding than they imagined.

Are you a mentor? If so, tell us in the comments below about your experience. Your story may inspire others to get involved and make an impact in the lives of others.

If you’re not yet a mentor, check out the below resources to help you get started:

Don’t forget to join the conversation with us on social media throughout the month by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringWorks.

Learn how to become a mentor today.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Chapter Update - January 2019

By Kay White
Chapter Development Director

Twenty-six chapter officers from around the country were in Baton Rouge recently to attend a Growing Your Chapter training hosted by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. More than half of the chapter officers in attendance had never been to a training workshop with us before.

As in previous workshops, the morning’s session focused on basics for those attendees just beginning their tenure in service to their chapter. This session served as a refresher and reminder for those that have been an officer for a while. There is always something new to learn about how our Society is doing things!

After lunch, the emphasis turned to group work and the sharing of ideas amongst chapters. We broke up chapters into their divisions for the group work in order to facilitate fruitful discussions about what works at schools of different institutional types. Dinner was served and discussions continued to be lively. Chapter officers departed the next day to return home before their busy workweeks were to begin again.

Comments from the workshop include the following:

“I appreciated meeting people in similar circumstances. Thank you for organizing us by division. I could not have come without the financial support for travel and lodging. Thank you!”

“I think the enthusiasm and knowledge that you exude is worthwhile and motivating, thank you!”

“As a new member and officer this meeting has definitely answered many questions and clarified many doubts.”

“I really liked the small group work and learning from more experienced chapter officers.”

A big THANK YOU to all of the officers that attended. We enjoyed working with you all and hope that this workshop helps you to plan for a successful spring semester and beyond!

If you have chapter events and updates that you’d like to share with the national office, email me at

Photo by Kay White - Participants gather at the Growing Your Chapter workshop held in Baton Rouge in January.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

New Technology Discount from HP

Phi Kappa Phi is excited to announce our partnership with HP. HP creates technology with a purpose: to make life better for everyone, everywhere. They offer a broad line of consumer and commercial products, from notebooks and desktops to printers, accessories and more!

Active Phi Kappa Phi members can save up to 35% on high-quality HP Inc. products and access free shipping.

How to Access the Discount
Online – If this is your first time to visit the HP Member Purchase Program, you must register as a new visitor. Follow the steps below:
  1. Visit and click the blue Register button.​
  2. Complete the required information to create an account.​
  3. Start shopping! Discounts are auto-applied and no promo codes are required unless you opt in to receive the weekly emails which may have special offers requiring a coupon code at checkout.
By Phone – Call 1.800.473.4732 seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. E.T. Be sure to mention company code EP25110 when placing an order over the phone.

Questions? For member purchase program information, contact the Member Purchase Program team at Member benefit access questions can be directed to Jamie Chapman at or 1.800.804.9880, extension 217.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Apply for a Phi Kappa Phi Award

Phi Kappa Phi is currently accepting applications for its 2019 award programs including Fellowships, Study Abroad Grants, Literacy Grants and Love of Learning Awards. These programs provide funding for graduate study, continuing education, professional development, studies abroad and local, national and international literacy initiatives.

Since 1932, Phi Kappa Phi’s award programs have recognized members and students on its chapter campuses for outstanding academic achievement. Nearly $1 million is awarded each year through programs that last year recognized more than 350 individuals.

“Phi Kappa Phi encourages the ‘love of learning’ and supports scholarly, interdisciplinary efforts through direct support and recognition of academic excellence,” said Scott Willard, a 2018 award recipient. “This recognition and support opens doors for members of the Society and encourages continued scholarship.”

Programs currently accepting applications include:

Fellowships: The Society recently announced an expansion of its Fellowship Program from a total distribution of $345,000 each year to $615,000. Beginning in 2019, 50 Fellowships of $8,500 each, six at $20,000 each, and two at $35,000 will be available to members entering their first year of graduate or professional study. The deadline to apply varies by each Phi Kappa Phi chapter. Contact your local chapter for deadline information.

Study Abroad Grants: 75 grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to both members and non-members studying abroad. The deadline to apply is March 15.

Literacy Grants: Grants of up to $2,500 are available to Phi Kappa Phi chapters and individual members seeking funding for literacy initiatives. The deadline to apply is April 1.

Love of Learning Awards: 200 awards, at $500 each, are available to help fund post-baccalaureate studies and professional development for active members. The deadline to apply is June 30.

Click here to learn more about the Society’s award programs. If you have questions, please contact Kelli Partin, awards manager, at

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Don't Miss Out! Submit Your Graduation Photo for a Chance to Win!

Time's running out! Did you wear your Phi Kappa Phi stole, medallion or honor cords at your recent graduation? If you have commencement photos showing your Phi Kappa Phi pride, share them with us for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and be featured in Society materials.

To enter, click here to submit your photo(s) by January 31. Please limit your submission to no more than five photos. High resolution images (JPEG or PNG) are preferred.

The first place winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, second place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and third place will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

Click here for more details including official rules and submissions from previous graduation photo contests.

If you have questions about the contest, contact Hannah Breaux at

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Member Benefits Highlights – January 2019

What are your New Year's resolutions? Travel more, get organized, pass that exam you’ve been studying for? Let our partners help you tackle your goals with these exclusive savings!

Prepare for the CPA Exam with Becker! They offer an array of study formats designed to fit your lifestyle, work schedule and preferred learning style. Members can save $300 when registering for all four parts of the Becker CPA Review Course at the same time. Click here to create an account and select "The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi" in the society drop-down menu on the Affiliations tab. The discount will be automatically applied to your purchase.

Members can also take advantage of Becker's 0% Student Financing for CPA Exam Review! Click here for details.

Got a new computer for the new year? Carbonite lets you easily move files from one computer to another, and protects your important documents, thesis papers, and favorite holiday photos. Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount from Carbonite year-round, with additional discounts available for multi-year purchases, on all business and personal plan subscriptions. Members can also try Carbonite free for 15 days! Visit today and enter promotional code PKPOFFER10 when signing up for your free trial or purchasing a subscription.

Franklin Planner
Start the new year with a plan! Phi Kappa Phi members receive a 15% discount on all online purchases from Franklin Planner. Whether you’re looking for a Franklin Planner signature planning system to organize your time or a fine leather bag to organize your professional world, you’ll find the tools you need at Franklin Planner. Visit and use promo code PKPMEMBER to start planning today!

Let Shoeboxed help you get organized in the new year! Shoeboxed provides a fast, easy way to turn your important paper documents such as receipts, bills, business cards, and more into organized digital data. Your documents will be carefully sorted and scanned into a secure online account and accessible anytime, anywhere. Members receive their first 30-days of Shoeboxed completely free and then 50% off the next six months. Click here to sign up for the discount and begin eliminating your paper clutter today!

The Princeton Review
In the midst of test prep? Prepare with The Princeton Review and save! Phi Kappa Phi members and family members are eligible to save up to $150 on classroom courses, small group instruction, tutoring, and self-guided courses for the MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT and more. To access the appropriate promo code, click here or call 1.800.2.REVIEW.

Phi Kappa Phi Travel Program
Have plans to travel more in the new year? Phi Kappa Phi members, friends and family now have access to a worldwide inventory of hotels and rental cars at exclusive discounted rates up to 50%. Visit to make your reservation today. Book your hotel or car rental before March 31, 2019, and you will be entered to win your booking for free!

As a benefit of membership, you have access to even more savings year-round at Please note, discounts are reserved for active members and your member login will be required to access many of the webpages listed above. If you need assistance with your login credentials, email

Questions about member benefits? Contact Jamie Chapman at or 1.800.804.9880, extension 217.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Phi Kappa Phi Celebrates National Mentoring Month

As a Phi Kappa Phi member, you’ve made great achievements in your academic career. When you look back over your educational journey, who comes to mind? Was it a science or math teacher who encouraged you to work hard to master the course material? Was it a professor or faculty member who empowered you to pursue your dream? Most likely, you were lucky enough to have a mentor who inspired and challenged you to be where you are today.

January marks the 18th annual National Mentoring Month—a month dedicated to celebrating mentors, past and present, who have made an impact in the lives of others.

This impact is evident in research that shows when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing students with the tools to stay focused and engaged in school. According to The National Mentoring Partnership, young adults who have mentors are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college.

Join us throughout January as we celebrate the benefits of mentoring as well as the mentors who make a difference in students’ lives each day.

To share your unique mentoring story, email, and join the conversation on social media by using #PKPMentors and #MentoringMonth.