Duquesne University proudly celebrates the academic achievements of its faculty and students.
Below you will find information highlighting exceptional work and noble recognition. In addition, you will find information and links to scholarship and fellowship opportunities that may be available.
Eligibility and Application
Duquesne University has a wide range of Honor Societies to recognize excellence in specific academic disciplines, leadership, and service.
Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."
Learn more about Duquesne's Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 187.
Contact your school or academic program to learn more about honor societies that exist within your discipline.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective honor
society for all academic disciplines. The organization inducts approximately 32,000
students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni annually from more than 300 select
colleges and universities in North America 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.
Since its founding, more than 1.25 million members have been initiated into the ranks of Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization's more notable members include James Barksdale, Founder of Netscape, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Robert M. Gates, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, all of whom are members in public service, NASA Astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr. and Wendy Lawrence, and co-founder of YouTube Chad Hurley, to name a select few.
The Duquesne University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was installed on April 26, 1976. Our Chapter number is 187. The Duquesne University Chapter has won the Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Excellence Award for the past two years.
To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.
Let the love of learning rule humanity.
For inquiries, email: pkpFREEDUQUESNE
The President's Faculty Award for Excellence is the highest award that the University grants to faculty members.