Office of the Dean
Main Building, Room 202
110 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G8000
Austin, Texas 78712-1509
Phone: 512-475-7000 | Fax: 512-475-7068
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.
If you believe you should have received an invitation, please read the FAQ.
Invitations for academic year 2015-2016 have not been sent.