Southern Virginia University Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter
Phi Kappa Phi has recently recognized Southern Virginia University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization, for the fourth time since the Circle of Excellence distinction was created in 2018.
“Here at Southern Virginia University, we try to live the Phi Kappa Phi motto ‘Let the love of learning rule humanity’,” said Professor of Spanish Iana Konstantinova, who serves as the president of Southern Virginia University’s chapter. “We in Chapter 341 are deeply honored to receive this recognition, which was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the PKP Executive Committee consisting of faculty and student members.”
The press release below is courtesy of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines—recently recognized the Southern Virginia University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and who demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
The Circle of Excellence program was introduced in 2018. The program recognized 74 chapters this year, including 13 with the Platinum distinction. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines.
“The cornerstone of Phi Kappa Phi is constituted by our chapters and officers. We take immense pride in acknowledging and celebrating the chapters that embody our mission by presenting them with the Circle of Excellence Awards. Let the love of learning continue to rule,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Dr. Bradley R. Newcomer.
The Circle of Excellence Platinum honor is given to chapters who scored a perfect 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Platinum distinction, the SVU chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that holds annual initiations, upholds the Society Bylaws, regularly attends chapter training opportunities and submits a chapter-endorsed nominee to the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program.
Chapters achieving the Circle of Excellence Platinum distinction receive:
- A commendation letter from the Society sent to chapter officers and campus administration
- Special recognition on the Phi Kappa Phi website
- Specially-designed logo for use in chapter communications
- A $300 cash award
To learn more about the Circle of Excellence program, please visit www.phikappaphi.org/2024Excellence.
About Phi Kappa Phi
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi inducts approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The Society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States, its territories and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engage the community of scholars in service to others.” For more information, visit www.PhiKappaPhi.org.