Marymount’s Phi Kappa Phi recognized as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently recognized its Marymount University chapter as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter, the second-highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.
The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
“The Marymount University chapter is less than one year old, having only been installed in February of 2019,” said Alison Gregory, Marymount’s University Librarian and the chapter’s President. “We are thrilled to be honored with this recognition of our work in establishing Chapter 351, and we look forward to sustaining and expanding the Society’s commitment to recognizing excellence in all disciplines.”
The Circle of Excellence program was introduced in 2018. The program recognized 108 chapters this year, including 37 with the Gold distinction.
The Circle of Excellence Gold honor is given to chapters which scored a 95-99 out of 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Gold distinction, the Marymount chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that holds annual initiations, upholds the Society Bylaws, regularly attends chapter training opportunities and submits a chapter-endorsed nominee to the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program.
“The Circle of Excellence program recognizes Phi Kappa Phi chapters that have gone above and beyond to promote academic excellence on their campuses,” said Dr. Mary Todd, the Society’s Executive Director.
Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the U.S. and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students, and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
To learn more about the Circle of Excellence program, click here