Welcome to the Sacramento State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi

"Let the love of learning rule humanity."

The Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) All-University Honor Society was founded in 1897. The Sacramento State Chapter, chartered during the 1963-64 academic year, is the 84thchapter of the Society and the University’s oldest honor society. Chapters are now located on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. At the national level, this honor society is also the oldest and most selective honor society in the United States that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi, along with Phi Beta Kappa, is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Today, Phi Kappa Phi has inducted more than 1,500,000 members in all parts of the world. Over 1,200 faculty and staff volunteer their time to serve as officers for local chapters. The Society is also responsible for over $1,400,000 in scholarships awarded every biennium.

The primary objectives of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students, faculty and others through election to membership and through various awards for distinguished achievement. The Society is convinced that recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Members are elected from all areas of the university on the basis of academic excellence. Membership is by invitation only: students must meet GPA and completed unit requirements in order to be eligible. New members are initiated each Spring.

The Sacramento State PKP Chapter was chartered during 1963-64 academic year and became the 84th chapter of the Society.


PKP Graduate Fellowship

Deadline: 5pm, March 26, 2018

Location: AIRC 4002


Every year, our local chapter of Phi Kappa Phi selects one applicant for a Graduate Fellowship to nominate for consideration by the National Organization. The national selection process is highly competitive. In recent years, two Sacramento State fellowship nominees have been selected for national awards. Students who are current members or who will be initiated this semester may submit Graduate Fellowship applications to the Sac State PKP Chapter President, by March 26, 2018, at 5 PM, in order to be considered for nomination to the National Organization.


Annual PKP Initiation Reception and Ceremony - April 23, 2018

To the initiates, family and friends: the reception before the PKP initiation ceremony will begin at 3:30pm in the University Ballroom. The ceremony will begin shortly thereafter at 4:30pm. 

FREE PARKING - PKP celebrants and their guests may park for free on the day of the event at Sac State.  Please instruct your guests to park in Parking Structure II on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors on April 23, 2018 from 1pm-8pm. 

Every spring semester, the Sacramento State Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi sponsors a celebratory event in the University Union Ballroom. New initiates, current Phi Kappa Phi members, faculty, guests, and members of the University administration are invited to attend. During the event, faculty, staff, and students are initiated into membership in Phi Kappa Phi, and outstanding senior members of Phi Kappa Phi are recognized.

PKP Student Book Drive

The PKP motto is, "let the love of learning rule humanity". It is devastating to see that there are children who are unable to either read or write. PKP wants to give a subset of children within the Sacramento Area the opportunity to fall in love with learning and reading, just as we have. With the help of volunteers and teachers, it is our hope that future generations can gain the tools necessary to be succesful readers and learners. ~ Misha Haghighat
PKP book drive photo