Welcome to MTSU's Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi!

Catheryn BolickWelcome to Chapter 246 of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Our Chapter was installed on December 6, 1987.  Since then, we have initiated over 4,800 members! 

The primary objective of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. By drawing its membership from all fields of study within the academic institution, Phi Kappa Phi also serves as a unifying force in higher education.

The Society was founded to cultivate a deep appreciation and respect for scholarship and is convinced that in recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, it will stimulate others to strive for excellence.

Moreover, the Society serves the interests of the student capable of excellence by insisting that in order to acquire a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an institution provide the means and atmosphere conducive to academic excellence.

List of Phi Kappa Phi Award winners

Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society, not an honorary society or fraternity. Membership is earned; it is truly an honor to be invited for membership.

Because of their outstanding records, members of Phi Kappa Phi often are preferred candidates for grants, scholarships, and fellowships from institutions where they may continue their education or do research. When they seek jobs, they find their Phi Kappa Phi membership is widely accepted as an indicator of academic ability and motivation.

Phi Kappa Phi, being interdisciplinary and thus drawing membership from all colleges, divisions, or departments within the academic institution, is a unifying force in education today. It is in a unique position to cultivate consciousness of relationships by bringing together individuals from a variety of disciplines. It promotes the intellectual life of the community.

Current Officers

President:  David Foote
Vice President/President-Elect:  Philip E. Phillips
Wandi Ding
John R. Vile
Chapter Coordinator: 
Wendi A. Watts
Awards and Grants Coordinator:  
Laura Clippard 
Membership Secretary: Judy Albakry

Phi Kappa Phi Student Council President
Emma Beard 

Student Vice Presidents
Rachel Booher
Aura Ganster
Ross Sibley

Kathy Davis
Dianna Rust
Marsha Powers

Click here to see previous Chapter 246 officers.

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Established in 1897, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is a century-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of academic excellence in all disciplines of higher education.

With more than one million members from across the globe and about 300 chapters located on university campuses throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest and most respected academic honor societies.


Learn more about Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship opportunities from Ms. Laura Clippard!

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