Withrow In­ducted Into Phi Kappa Phi

Escalon Times - - NEWS -

Zachary Withrow of Escalon was re­cently ini­ti­ated into The Honor So­ci­ety of Phi Kappa Phi, the na­tion’s old­est and most se­lec­tive all-dis­ci­pline col­le­giate honor so­ci­ety. Withrow was ini­ti­ated at Univer­sity of the Pa­cific.

Withrow is among ap­prox­i­mately 30,000 stu­dents, fac­ulty, pro­fes­sional staff and alumni to be ini­ti­ated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Mem­ber­ship is by in­vi­ta­tion only and re­quires nom­i­na­tion and ap­proval by a chap­ter. Only the top 10 per­cent of se­niors and 7.5 per­cent of ju­niors are el­i­gi­ble for mem­ber­ship. Grad­u­ate stu­dents in the top 10 per­cent of the num­ber of can­di­dates for grad­u­ate de­grees may also qual­ify, as do fac­ulty, pro­fes­sional staff and alumni who have achieved schol­arly dis­tinc­tion.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 un­der the lead­er­ship of Mar­cus L. Urann who had a de­sire to cre­ate a dif­fer­ent kind of honor so­ci­ety: one that rec­og­nized ex­cel­lence in all aca­demic dis­ci­plines. To­day, the So­ci­ety has chapters on more than 300 cam­puses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mis­sion is “To rec­og­nize and pro­mote aca­demic ex­cel­lence in all fields of higher ed­u­ca­tion and to en­gage the com­mu­nity of schol­ars in ser­vice to oth­ers.”

Since its found­ing, 1.5 mil­lion mem­bers have been ini­ti­ated into Phi Kappa Phi.

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