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

Nomination of Members

Criteria for Invitation of Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate students of sound character in any department who have completed at least 24 semester hours, or the equivalent, at Clemson are eligible for membership.
  • Students of sound character of the senior class or of the second semester of the junior class who have completed at least 72 credits shall be eligible for consideration. The official classifications made by the Registrar as to class and semester standing shall be held final.
  • The chapter shall consider for membership seniors who rank scholastically in the upper 10 percent of their class and juniors who rank scholastically in the upper 7.5 percent of their class, without consideration of a minimum G.P.R. level (except as recommended by the Undergraduate Admissions Committee in order to preserve adequate standards for the chapter).                         

Criteria for Invitation of Graduate Students

 A graduate student may be considered for membership only if the candidate:

  • Has made an outstanding record in graduate or professional study as evidenced by ranking scholastically in the upper 10 percent of all graduate and professional students at Clemson University and
  • Has completed at least 21 semester hours of graduate work at Clemson.

Criteria for Invitation of Faculty and Staff

  • If the nominee is a member of the faculty or staff and was not elected into Phi Kappa Phi as an undergraduate, additional supporting information must be supplied which details the accomplishments (i.e., positions held, research performed, publications, papers read, patents held, etc.) of the nominee.
  • If the nominee is a Clemson alumnus of five years’ standing or more who has never been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, information must be supplied to detail the person’s outstanding achievements since graduation.
  • If the nominee has no connection with Clemson University and is being presented for Honorary Membership, information must be supplied to detail the person’s outstanding eminence in some academic, creative, or intellectual endeavor.