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Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at USC

Phi Kappa Phi Logo Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) is one of the nation's oldest and largest honor societies and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies. PKP's membership currently numbers more than 900,000 scholars from across the globe. Drawing membership from all divisions within the academic institution, PKP is the largest interdisciplinary honor society. It is in a unique position to cultivate consciousness of relationships by bringing together individuals from a variety of disciplines.

Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from 281 select colleges and universities are inducted annually. The PKP All-University Honor Society is USC's oldest honor society. Membership is by invitation only, with members initiated each Spring on the basis of academic excellence. Now in partnership with the USC Libraries, the USC Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to engage in research of the highest caliber, to share their experiences with one another and to be recognized for their accomplishments by a supportive academic community.


Phi Kappa Phi Spring Initiation Ceremony


The 2014 USC commencement season kicks off as it does every year with the annual PKP initiation ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, May 14, at Bing Theater on the university park campus. Doors open at 1:30, and the program begins at 1:45.

At this event we honor outstanding USC undergraduates and graduate students, and initiate those faculty and staff colleagues who are newly elected to membership. Our speaker this year is Robert Shrum, who will join USC Dornsife College as the inaugural Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics. A reception will immediately follow in Queens Courtyard.

Click here to view the event program.


2013-14 Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Awards Program


The Phi Kappa Phi All-University Honor Society is pleased to announce the 31st annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Awards Program, to provide recognition for outstanding artistic and academic works by both undergraduate and graduate students.

Four awards of $500 each will be presented at the USC Annual Academic Honors Convocation in April, 2014.

Deadline for submission is November 15, 2013.

Click here to download an application.

First-year Academic Success

The following students were recognized by Phi Kappa Phi for outstanding academic work during their freshman year at USC, Fall 2012 through Spring 2013. The ceremony took place on October 25th, 2013, in Doheny Main Library Room 240. Congratulations to each of these sophomores and their families.

Ahn, Green

Aiello, McKenna Lee

Alfait, Fiona

An, Veronica Louise

Aquino, Kaitlin Elizabeth

Ariani, Rojine Tiffany

Berg, Mollie Elizabeth

Campbell, Symiah Shianne

Carpenter, Christy Lee

Chai, Alexis Ellie

Chand, Jesse

Chang, Esther Wai-Shi

Chin, Albert Wei Kang

DeGuide, Alison Therese

DiGiovanni, Joshua Mark

Enfield-Kane, Jennifer Allegra

Ferrer, Lukas Jose

Foon, Chloe Rachel

Garbutt, Schessa Roeshele

Geanacopoulos, Sophia Katherine

Goldstein, Kimberly Morgan

Gospe, Sean Patrick

Green, Ryan Coleman

Greer, Alison McKeighley

Haddad, Elinor Jennings Johnson

Hamilton, Ryan Parker

Han, Xiao

Hantman, Michelle Desiree

Hayward, Ariel Marissa

Jolkovsky, Hanna Lee

Joshi, Akshay

Kaplan, Elizabeth Jane

Kennedy, Helen Anne

Kloess, Haley Kristin

Larson, Kathryn Lee

Lee, Howard H.

Lo, Agatha Dawn

Louie, Kirstin Courtney

Lu, Vivian

Martin, Caitlin Elizabeth

McLean, Ryan Davis

Meadows, John Manvers

Mel De Fontenay, Gabriel Carreira

Molina, Jorge

Nugent, Justine Nicole

Ostiller, Kimberly Victoria

Pasinato, Ian Lucas

Prestholt, Michelle Michiko

Richardson, Benjamin Christopher

Robalino, Giuseppe Hossan

Rugo, Aubrey Secord

Santiago, Anthony Jay

Schmidt, Andrew Leo

Srinivasan, Gautum Ayush

Straker, Tyler Alan

Wang, Brian Happy

Wang, David En-Wei

Washington, Larose Jonese

Weir, Elizabeth Mary

Woo, Matthew Chadwick

Wu, Sarah Yu-Pei

Xu, Liwei

Yanaga, Nathan Masao

Yang, Yeji

Yoshihara, Jenny Marie

Zhou, Jiaqi