Ellen Tinker, School of Nursing senior and Phi Kappa Phi chapter member
Ellen Tinker, School of Nursing senior and Phi Kappa Phi chapter member

The University of Louisville chapter of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), one of the oldest honor societies on campus, is recruiting new members from across all schools and disciplines. It has almost 350 active members from the top 10% of seniors, graduate and professional students and in November was given the 2022-2023 Circle of Excellence Chapter Award from national PKP.

“Once students become members, they have opportunities such as service, scholarships, graduation regalia, professional connections worldwide and a sense of community,” said Ellen Tinker, a School of Nursing senior who is a chapter member. “My favorite part of being in PKP is having a group that is very interconnected and similarly dedicated to scholarship.” 

Tremendous efforts have been made to restart the Louisville Phi Kappa Phi chapter over the last four years, said Candace C. Harrington, nursing assistant professor and PKP chapter president-elect. 

The UofL chapter upholds the PKP motto: “Let the Love of Learning Rule Humanity.” Its service projects have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, food insecurity awareness, food drives and scholarship activities.   

“There are many honor societies that contact students, but PKP is one of the nation’s oldest and most selective,” Harrington said. “The initiation ceremony is such a celebratory moment, and I highly recommend that students join this amazing group of scholars.”