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Phi Kappa Phi offers students a unique scholar identity

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There are many honor societies that have a presence here at UHCL; however, Phi Kappa Phi believes that they stand out from the competition.

Phi Kappa Phi is “the nation’s most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society” as stated on its website. The organization invites individuals from all disciplines into their honor society. To be eligible to join Phi Kappa Phi a student must be in the top 7.5 percent of their class as a junior and in the top 10 percent of their class as a senior.

Phi Kappa Phi has recently reactivated itself as a presence on campus. Phi Kappa Phi has been inactive on campus due to a lack of student membership, but now that they have elected a Student Vice President Edgar De La Rosa, they are looking to become more of a presence.

Phi Kappa Phi’s executive members consist of all faculty members. Ivelina Pavlova-Stout, associate professor of finance, is the current president of the organization.

“My goal (as president) is to promote academic excellence on this campus and make sure superior scholarship is recognized,” Pavlova-Stout said.

Phi Kappa Phi realizes that the chapter at UHCL has been inactive, but with the upcoming honor society induction ceremony April 27, they hope that more members will increase.

“We realized that we needed to do a lot to catch up to what other PKP chapters were already doing in their respective campuses,” De La Rosa said. “We want to plant the seeds for the next few years here at UHCL.”

By joining Phi Kappa Phi, students will be granted access to scholarships, a network of alumni and fellowships that other students might not find.

The induction ceremony will take place April 27 at 5 p.m. in the Garden Room. Students must receive an email from the honor society in order to attend.