The Alpha of Delaware chapter is 116 years old–it is the fifth chapter of the society and was chartered in 1905. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is one of the oldest and largest honor societies. Its membership currently numbers more than 900,000 scholars from across the globe. Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from 281 select colleges and universities are inducted annually.  Phi Kappa was founded to be fully interdisciplinary, electing members from all fields of learning.  At UD, these fields include the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, agriculture, business, education, health sciences and marine studies. The photos above represent our May 2021 zoom ceremony.

We are proud to announce that the University of Delaware is one of 23 chapters receiving a 2021-2022 Circle of Excellence Platinum commendation from the national office. This award is given to the Society’s top chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence on their local campus and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.
Our Motto
It is the belief of the Phi Kappa Phi faculty that those who become members of the Society will uphold a constant commitment to observe the injunction expressed in the Society’s motto, “Let the love of learning rule humanity.”  Each spring, the UD chapter initiates into the ranks a group of outstanding individuals who have been chosen on the basis of their superior academic achievement.
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