The University of Lynchburg chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Circle of Excellence Silver Chapter by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.
The award is given to chapters that “exceed expectations in chapter operations and demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi,” according to a press release from the honor society.
Introduced in 2018, the Circle of Excellence program recognized 74 chapters this year, including 28 with the Silver distinction. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the U.S., its territories, and the Philippines.
“Our chapters are the lifeblood of Phi Kappa Phi,” Traci Navarre, acting society executive director, said. “We’re proud to recognize and celebrate their success with a Circle of Excellence Award.”
The Circle of Excellence Silver honor is given to chapters that scored a 90-94 out of 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Silver distinction, the Lynchburg 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.
“A caring community at the University of Lynchburg has made it possible for Phi Kappa Phi to flourish and grow here,” chapter president and Professor of Latin Dr. Elza C. Tiner said.
Circle of Excellence Silver chapters receive a $100 cash award, a commendation letter, and special recognition on the Phi Kappa Phi website.
Learn more about the Circle of Excellence program.
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. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni annually. The society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the U.S., its territories, and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10% of seniors and graduate students and 7.5% 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.” For more information, visit PhiKappaPhi.org.