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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


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 more than 1,000,000 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 $1,000,000 in national and local 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 Chapter was chartered during 1963-64 academic year and became the 84th chapter of the Society.

Sac State PKP has been designated a Chapter of Excellence.




Annual PKP Initiation Reception and Ceremony - April 25, 2016

To the initiates, family and friends: the reception before the PKP initiation ceremony will begin at 3:45pm in the University Ballroom. The ceremony will begin shortly thereafter at 4:45pm. 

Every spring semester, the CSUS 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.

Beginning at 3:30pm, guests are allowed to park without a permit on the 4th floor of the parking structure right next to the Bookstore.  

Click on Parking Structure II for a helpful map and directions to the Sac State campus.



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

Phi Kappa Phi National

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. The Society is governed by a 15-person Board of Directors, with input from Regional Vice Presidents and the Council of Students. Phi Kappa Phi is a 501(c)(3) non-prot organization.

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