The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
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About Membership


The UW-Green Bay Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi normally inducts new members once a year, usually in the late fall or early winter.  Membership is granted by invitation only.  Each year, a few people from the faculty, staff and Green Bay community who embody the motto "Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity" are identified by current members and are invited to join.  If you are a member of the faculty, staff or Green Bay community interested in joining, you should contact the chapter secretary

Potential new student members are 1) seniors who have completed at least two full-time semesters at UW-Green Bay (24 credits) and who are ranked in the top 10% of their academic major according to their cumulative grade point average based on all college work and 2) juniors who have completed at least 72 credits, with at least two full-time semesters at UW-Green Bay (24 credits), and who are ranked in the top 7.5% of their academic major according to their cumulative grade point average based on all college work.  Students invited to join must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.  In practice, for most majors the top 10% of students usually have grade point averages of 3.7 and higher.  Before invitations are sent, the faculty in each major have an opportunity to review their list of potential Phi Kappa Phi students.  The faculty can identify students whose work does not embody the motto "Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity", or can ask for additional students to be added to the list.  This faculty review insures that grade point average alone does not determine membership: character is also important.  Once the faculty in each major have approved their list, all lists are reviewed and approved by the faculty, staff and community members of the local chapter, and invitations are sent to the students.