PSU recognized as having Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter 

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently recognized the Pittsburg State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.  

The Circle of Excellence Platinum honor is given to chapters who scored a perfect 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators.  

By receiving the Platinum distinction, the Pittsburg State chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that holds annual initiations, upholds the Society bylaws, regularly attends chapter training opportunities, and submits a chapter-endorsed nominee to the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program. 

"We are elated to have been awarded such a prestigious honor and distinction on behalf of our chapter at Pittsburg State University,” said chapter president Kristen Livingston. “We have a team of dedicated officers who make our chapter as great as it is. We will continue to expand our impact and hopefully inspire others with our dedication to Phi Kappa Phi.” 

Chapters achieving the Circle of Excellence Platinum distinction receive a special recognition on the Phi Kappa Phi website, a commendation letter, and a $300 cash award. 

About Phi Kappa Phi 
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. 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. The Society's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others."