Cameron University’s Chi Eta Sigma chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has been recognized as a Chapter of Excellence by the national organization. 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, and is the highest commendation a chapter can receive. Of Phi Kappa Phi’s more than 300 chapters, the Cameron chapter is one of 29 chapters to receive the distinction.
Chi Eta Sigma has been recognized as a thriving organization that meets frequently, holds annual initiations and applies for Phi Kappa Phi’s select scholarships, grants, and fellowships.
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society with more than 280 chapters worldwide. CU’s Chi Eta Sigma chapter was established in 1975. Cameron is the only regional university in Oklahoma with a Phi Kappa Phi chapter, one of only five chapters in the state.
Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and the top 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. Inductees are expected to attain superior scholarship in all academic disciplines, promote intellectual life and the academic prestige of the university, and promote the elements of character that would stimulate others to pursue excellence.