University of Michigan Chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
University of Michigan Phi Kappa Phi

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join Phi Kappa Phi?

Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only.  Invitations are emailed to eligible students during the winter semester each year.  To join, invited students should follow the application instructions inside the invitation and submit the required information and fees. After verification, invitees will be initiated during a ceremony on-campus.

What are the eligibility requirements to be invited?

The University of Michigan Office of the Registrar provides the society the list of eligible and students from each school and college during the winter semester.  The following students are eligible to receive invitations to join:

  • Juniors who have completed at least 72 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at U-M, and rank in the top 7.5 percent of their class
  • Seniors who have completed at least 90 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at U-M, and rank in the top 10 percent of their class
  • Graduate students who have completed at least 18 graduate hours or the equivalent at U-M, and rank in the top 10 percent of their class
  • Faculty, professional staff and alumni who achieve scholarly distinction may also be eligible

What if I think I am eligible but did not receive an invitation this year?

Students who believe that they met the eligibility requirements during the winter semester but have not received an email invitation by April 1st should consult the registrar of their school or college for verification of eligibility.  A staff member from the school or college registrar should contact to provide verification of the student’s eligibility.  An officer from the chapter will advise the student about how to proceed.

What can I do if I misplaced my invite?

If a student misplaces the email invitation to join the society, they should write to to request another invitation as soon as possible.

What if I missed the deadline?

Any student who wishes to accept an invitation to join the society must do so during the academic year of invitation. Invitees who miss the application deadline should contact the local chapter at prior to the beginning of the following fall semester to be considered.  Invitees do not need to be enrolled at the time of accepting the invitation, however, acceptance should occur during the same year.

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