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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Chapter 300

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Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Its chapters are on more than 300 campuses in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. UT Arlington's chapter, 300, was installed on April 19, 2007.

Because membership to Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only, there is no mechanism by which an individual can request entry into the Society. Instead, invitations to membership are extended once a year to qualified juniors, seniors, and graduate students (as defined in the Chapter 300 Bylaws), as well as select faculty, staff, and administrators. It should be noted, however, that an invitation does not automatically confer membership in the Society; to claim membership, the individual invited must explicitly accept the call to join Phi Kappa Phi.

Unlike most other collegiate "honor societies," Phi Kappa Phi is not a student organization. Rather, it is a campus-based community of scholars drawing its members from among our university's students, staff and faculty. As such, Phi Kappa Phi is not listed as a student organization, nor does it have a faculty/staff advisor. Instead, the UT Arlington chapter is housed in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and is led by a executive committee that is comprised of faculty and students. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi visit or contact Liliana Pérez-Nordtvedt at


Summer 2017

PKP Officers planning meeting:  Wednesday, July 12th, 10-12:00pm 

Fall 2017

PKP Networking Meeting: Tuesday, September 12th, 12:30pm-2:00pm, COBA 608 

PKP Service event at UTA:  Friday, October 27th, 4:30pm YET kids come to the Planetarium after school

PKP Meeting:  Tuesday, November 7th, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Reading Room, College Hall 100-G. Come and learn about PKP scholarships

PKP Initiation Ceremony:  Saturday, December 2nd, College Hall 101
2:30pm: Check-in
3:00pm: Ceremony, followed by reception
Reception location: Lobby and Honors Reading Room in College Hall

Spring 2018

PKP Meeting:  Tuesday, February 6th, 12:30pm-2:00pm, COBA 608 

PKP Scholarship Application deadline for members:  Thursday, March 1st 

PKP Service event:  Friday, March 23rd, 3:30pm, YET Center.  Read-In event. We will read to YET kids

PKP Meeting:  Tuesday, April 10th, 5:00pm-6:30pm, Reading Room, College Hall 100-G 

Scholarship Awards announcement:  Monday, April 16th

Summer 2018

 PKP Officers planning meeting:  Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, 10-12:00pm


  • Dr. Liliana Perez Nordtvedt, President
  • Position vacant, President-Elect
  • Dr. Laurel Stvan, Treasurer
  • Position vacant, Secretary
  • Charla Markham Shaw, Director of Communications
  • Tre’Shaun Jones, Student Vice President
  • Ryan Stevens, Student Vice President
  • Dr. Kevin Gustafson, Past-President
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