The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognized the campus chapter at California State University, Fresno as a Chapter of Merit – one of just 31 of Phi Kappa Phi’s more than 300 chapters to win the award..

The award honors chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

“As the university’s honor society, we proudly recognize the outstanding academic achievements of our student body, faculty, corporate and civic leaders who make a difference in our community,” said Dr. Scott D. Moore, a communications professor who is president of the Fresno State chapter.

More than 800 students, faculty and staff are members of the Fresno State chapter.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society with chapters on more select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines.

Membership is by invitation to only 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.

In 1953, Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 62 was installed at Fresno State. Since then, the chapter has initiated more than 7,500 individuals.

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