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University Chapel, site of PKP Induction Ceremony
Phi Kappa Phi medallion

About Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society was founded in 1897 at the University of Maine. The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is one of the nation's oldest and largest honor societies, and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

 

Membership draws from across the globe and across all academic disciplines. As such, Phi Kappa Phi is uniquely positioned to cultivate interdisciplinary inquiry and connections, both locally and globally. Membership is by invitation.

 

Originally chartered on June 12, 1920, Maryland became the 22nd chapter of the Society. College Park reaffirmed its Chapter on April 28th, 2010 as Chapter 22CP. Phi Kappa Phi remains strong in its 90th year on campus. Phi Kappa Phi is the University of Maryland’s oldest honor society.

 

Recent News and Announcements

 

Turlington and Wong Receive 2012-2013 Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 22CP Shirley C. Sorensen Academic Excellence Award
Katherine (Kate) Turlington and Jason Chun Yu Wong are this year's recipients of the Shirley C. Sorensen Academic Excellence Award, from Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 22CP. These $1,000 scholarships honor long-time executive secretary of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 22, Shirley C. Sorensen. Professor Sorensen was a member of the University's mathematics faculty.
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UMD Chapter Inducts 160 New Members and Receives Endowment
In addition to student and alumni initiates, Professor Cheng-i Wei, Dean for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Ramsey Jabaji, Coordinator for International and Leadership Programs in the James A. Clark School of Engineering, were welcomed as members of the chapter.

The PKP Foundation also presented a major endowment to the chapter.
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Upcoming Events

 

THE FUTURE OF SCIENCE
Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, Biology and Microtechnology; and Elizabeth Beise, Professor of Physics and Associate Provost,
Thursday, February 28th, 4 p.m.
6137 McKeldin Library (Special Events room.)

This faculty conversation is offered, in partnership with College Park Scholars, the Honors College the office of Office of Faculty Affairs and UM Libraries.

 

THE LEADERSHIP LESSONS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor, History; and David Crocker, Senior Research Scholar, School of Public Policy. Moderated by Lee Thornton, Former Dean, Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Wednesday, March 6th, 4 p.m.
6137 McKeldin Library (Special Events room.)

This faculty conversation is offered, in partnership with College Park Scholars, the Honors College the office of Office of Faculty Affairs and UM Libraries.

 

CHAPTER MEETINGS
Thursday, February 21, 2013, 4-5 p.m. in the BSOS Dean's Office Meeting Room, 2141 Tydings.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4-5 p.m. in the BSOS Dean's Office Meeting Room, 2141 Tydings.


Chapter 22 of Phi Kappa Phi served multiple campuses for the University System of Maryland. In 2010, campuses such as College Park established its own, unique chapter – 22CP. While inductions, fellowship selections and an active student chapter have continued, there was no legacy of meetings or a governance structure. We have scheduled two meetings this spring semester and encourage each and every one of you to consider attending. The chapter is at a transformational moment, potentially positioned to advance the academic life of the campus community. Your input will prove valuable. Please check your calendars and if available, attend the following meetings:

 


 


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