Frostburg State University Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter

Jan 12, 2021 6:30 PM

The Frostburg State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Circle of Excellence Platinum 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.

The Circle of Excellence Platinum honor is given to chapters who scored a perfect 100 on a criteria scaleon a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Platinum distinction, the FSU 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.

“The Circle of Honor program recognizes Phi Kappa Phi chapters that have gone above and beyond to promote academic excellence on their campuses,” said Society Executive Director Dr. Mary Todd.

“Our chapter is honored to be selected as a recipient of this award. We will use it to continue promoting Phi Kappa Phi on our campus in an effort to expand our membership and service activities,” said chapter president Dr. Linda Steele.

The Circle of Excellence program was introduced in 2018. The program recognized 67 chapters this year, including 21 with the Platinum distinction. Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

You can find more about the Circle of Excellence program at the Phi Kappa Phi site.

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 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to 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. 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 the Phi Kappa Phi site.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit the FSU web site or the  Facebook site. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.