University of Texas at Austin Phi Kappa Phi

School of Undergraduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at The University of Texas at Austin

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. The University of Texas at Austin chapter was founded in 1962. The society gets its name from the initial letters of the Greek words forming its adopted motto: Philosophía Krateíto Photôn, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” Phi Kappa Phi awards more than $800,000 annually through graduate and undergraduate scholarships, member and chapter awards, and grants for local and national literacy initiatives. Membership is by invitation only to the top 7.5 percent of second semester juniors, the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students with a 4.0 GPA. The student must have completed at least seventy-two semester hours of coursework at the University. Elections are traditionally held in the fall and spring. New members are inducted in the spring semester.

Invitation Information

Invitations for those eligible for fall 2013 and spring 2014 were sent via email Friday, February 7, 2014

If you believe you should have received an invitation, please read the FAQ.

Deadline to RSVP for Induction Ceremony
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Induction Ceremony
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Deadline to Join for 2013-2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Need your certificate?: If you missed the induction ceremony you may pick-up your certificate and pin at the University Honors Center, located on the ground floor of Carothers Dormitory – Room 23, anytime from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.