The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — Clemson University Chapter 49

Benefits of Membership

There are several reasons to join. None, though, is more important than this: Membership recognizes and rewards academic success. At initiation, members receive gold keys and membership certificates. But Phi Kappa Phi is considerably more than a gold key and an impressive addition to a résumé. Phi Kappa Phi members enjoy many benefits such as:

Lifelong Respect

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi carries with it the respect of family, friends, peers and employers.


Distinguished Service Award

The Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Service Award honors an individual who has provided sustained, non-compensated volunteer service to others beyond the realm of academia. The award recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium, an active-for-life membership and a recognition citation. The award is given once per biennium.

Students Chatting

Spring 2015 Initiation Banquet in the Madren Center


51 $5,000 awards
6 $15,000 fellowships awarded to members entering first year of graduate school or professional study.


Grants of up to $2,500 awarded to fund literacy projects.

Love of Learning

147 $500 awards granted yearly.

Scholar and Artist

The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award and Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements, and scholarship. Awardees receive $1,000 honoraria, an active-for-life membership and a recognition citation. Each award is given once per biennium.

Study Abroad

50 $1,000 grants awarded each year.

Local Awards

$150,000 in awards and scholarships is distributed annually by individual chapters.

Online Access

Through Phi Kappa Phi’s national website, members have access to a number of services and products, including health insurance, online banking, travel, society information and much more.

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership positions exist at the chapter, regional and national levels.

Networking Opportunities

Conferences and conventions provide excellent opportunities to meet other members of this esteemed organization.


The society offers two quarterly publications to its members — The Phi Kappa Phi National Forum, a scholarly magazine, and The Phi Kappa Phi Newsletter.