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Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, La., Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi inducts annually more than 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. The Society has chapters on nearly 300 select colleges and universities in North America 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. 


WOU’s Chapter 223 was founded in 1979 and held the first initiation on May 9, 1980.  For 25 years,  Phi Kappa Phi with the support of faculty and staff across campus, sponsored Academic Excellence Week, showcasing our students’ outstanding scholarly and creative endeavors.  Since 2006, Phi Kappa Phi has partnered with the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE) to co-sponsor Academic Excellence Showcase, a day-long celebration of our students’ outstanding research and creative endeavors.


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For further information about the WOU chapter please contact chapter president

Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon


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Dean: Dr. Sue Monahan,  |  Administrative Assistant: Debbie Braun,