Duquesne Phi Kappa Phi Recognized as a Chapter of Excellence
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi-the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines-recently gave its highest commendation, Chapter of Excellence, to the Duquesne University chapter.
This award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence among all fields of higher education and in engaging the community of scholars in service to others. Duquesne was one of only 29 chapters nationwide to receive this honor as a thriving organization that meets regularly, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi awards, grants and fellowships.
"The Duquesne chapter of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to have received this distinction, and has enjoyed a corresponding increase in its student and faculty membership during the last few years," said Dr. Laura Crothers, chapter president, adding that the organization's events promote the love of learning and student members regularly participate in philanthropic activities.
"The chapter recognition program offers Phi Kappa Phi the opportunity to say a special thank you to chapters who go above and beyond in promoting academic excellence on their campuses," said Dr. Mary Todd, society executive director.
Phi Kappa Phi has chapters at 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.
Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.