The Cameron University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has been recognized as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter by the national organization. The distinction is part of the Circle of Honor program which recognizes chapters for their work in promoting excellence on the local campus and engaging the community of scholars each year. The Gold designation rewards chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and which demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Of Phi Kappa Phi’s more than 300 chapters, the Cameron chapter is one of 30 chapters to receive the distinction.
Cameron Chapter 174 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.
“We are honored to receive the Phi Kappa Phi Gold Circle of Excellence status,” said James E. Scholz, chapter president. “This recognition reflects the hard work of dedicated Cameron Phi Kappa Phi officers through the years. We will strive to continue serving our university students.”
Phi Kappa Phi, founded in 1897, is the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society. Cameron’s chapter was established in 1975. Cameron is home to one of only five Phi Kappa Phi chapters in Oklahoma and is the only regional university with an active chapter.
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.
March 28, 2019