Sana Ahmed, PKP Student Vice President
Sana Ahmed, PKP Student Vice President

Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective honor society that recognizes and promotes excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others. Guided by an ancient Greek phrase that is the basis for its name - Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn ("Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity”) - the Society includes chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines that collectively initiate approximately 30,000 members each year. Chapter #67 was established at San José State University in 1953 and celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2018. Phi Kappa Phi is a global network that has welcomed more than 1 million accomplished scholars and professionals into its ranks since it was established more than a century ago. It now constitutes an enduring legacy for future generations at SJSU and around the world.

Phi Kappa Phi Website

Phi Kappa Phi Logo

PKP Membership

Invitations to become members of Phi Kappa Phi are issued each Spring by the national office to SJSU's most outstanding students based on their cumulative level of academic achievement at the end of the previous Fall semester - top 10% of Graduate Students, top 10% of Seniors, and top 7.5% of Juniors. Sophomores, Frosh, and non-matriculated students are not eligible for membership.

2017 PKP Officers Honorees
PKP 2017 Officers honorees

Invitations to become faculty or staff members of Phi Kappa Phi

SJSU chapter each Spring invites outstanding colleagues on campus who have achieved scholarly distinction in their academic responsibilities to join. Faculty and staff who wish to join, please contact Susan McClory (

Chapter Updates (2020-2021)

The SJSU Chapter #067 of Phi Kappa Phi has cancelled all in-person activities for Fall 2020 to Spring 2022 semester, in accordance with the campus policy during the pandemic, but we are busy making plans to initiate a new group of SJSU's most outstanding students and campus colleagues as members of PKP in Spring 2023. Details will be available on this website once those plans have become finalized, at the start of the Spring 2023 semester.