Phi Kappa Phi members represent the best and the brightest from all academic disciplines. Invitation to membership is based on academic achievements and exemplary character. Those eligible for membership in Clemson University Chapter 49 include last-term juniors in the upper 7.5 percent of their class and the upper 10 percent of seniors and graduate students. Also eligible are outstanding faculty, staff and alumni.
Affirmation of Membership
"In response to the honor bestowed on me, by my election to Phi Kappa Phi, I shall continue to uphold the motto of Phi Kappa Phi, Philosophia Krateito Photon: Let the love of learning rule humanity."
“I was fortunate to have the lion’s share of my college education supported by my family, scholarships and fellowships. This created a feeling of obligation for making these wonderful gifts amount to something. When Phi Kappa Phi reached out to me, I felt that an important down payment was made on that obligation. At the same time, Phi Kappa Phi motivated me to continue meeting my responsibilities, and pay back to future generations by helping others fulfill their educational aspirations.”
— Dr. Robert H. Jones, Phi Kappa Phi member initiated as an undergraduate at Clemson University in January 1978,
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Clemson University