History of Phi Kappa Phi
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in
1897 at the University of Maine by 10 senior students, two faculty
members, and the school president. Their expressed
goal was to create an honor society that was different from
the few then in existence - in particular, one that recognized
excellence in all academic disciplines.
Since 1897, Phi Kappa Phi has initiated more than 1 million
members including a United States President and a United
States Supreme Court Justice, as well as artists, attorneys,
astronauts, authors, entrepreneurs, physicians, scientists and
university presidents. Thus, membership in Phi Kappa Phi is much
more than a resume-builder; it's an invitation to a global network
of the best and brightest from all academic disciplines.