Phi Kappa Phi receives merit award from national



Patrick Stephens
Staff Writer


The Troy University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nations oldest and most selective scholastic honor society, has recently been named as a Chapter of Merit by the national Phi Kappa Phi organization.
“Being recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit from among more than 300 campus chapters worldwide demonstrates, in particular, the high caliber of our students and their faculty leaders in the Troy chapter, and the high academic and service-oriented qualities of the university in general. We are all very proud of the chapter’s accomplishment both this year and in years past,” said Earl Ingram, senior vice chancellor of academic affairs.
This award is designed to reward those chapters that show excellence in recognizing and promoting academic achievement in all fields of discipline.  Phi Kappa Phi recognizes achievement in all academic disciplines, meaning any student that meets the minimum requirements to join is eligible to apply.
To apply a student must have at least 24 credit hours at the university where they are enrolled.  Furthermore juniors who wish to join must have completed at least 72 credit hours and rank academically in the top seven and a half percent of their class.
“Phi Kappa Phi is proud of all its chapters, but we are pleased to offer special recognition to those who have achieved the status of Chapter of Merit and Chapter of Excellence,” said society Executive Director Mary Todd. “The efforts of chapter officers to promote academic excellence on their campuses demonstrate their strong commitment to the mission of Phi Kappa Phi and to their students.”
The recognition of Troy University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi means that the national society believes that Troy’s chapter is a thriving organization that conducts regular meetings, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for select awards, grants and fellowships through Phi Kappa Phi.

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