GVSU recognized by collegiate honor society

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The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines —  recognized the Grand Valley State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Chapter of Merit. The award is given to 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.

The Chapter of Merit distinction is part of the society’s Chapter Recognition Program, which acknowledged 54 chapters as a Chapter of Merit; 32 chapters received recognition in 2011.

By receiving the Chapter of Merit distinction, the Grand Valley chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies frequently for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants and fellowships.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 300 select colleges and universities in North America and the Philippines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni each year.

For more information on Phi Kappa Phi visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.