The founding of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) in 1897 created a new kind of honor society, one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. With the motto, "Let the love of learning rule humanity," PKP recognizes and promotes academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engages the community of scholars in service to others.

Nazareth received its charter in January 2013 as Chapter 320 and is the only honor society at Nazareth open to all academic majors. Inductees are acknowledged in the graduation program. 

Chapter Officers

  • Nevan Fisher, President, Executive Director of the Center for International Education, member since 2013
  • Emily Carpenter, Treasurer, Clinical Assistant Professor and Finance Program Director, member since 2022
  • Heather Lewis, Secretary, Professor and Chairperson, Director of the Walker Math Center, member since 2014

Student Co-Vice Presidents


At Nazareth, eligible students are invited to join per the national PKP eligibility guidelines. Letters of invitation are sent via email and mail in mid-February.


New members: annual dues are $78 per year, of which $77 is national and $1 is local chapter fees.

Nazareth's Phi Kappa Phi Student Assistance Fund provides assistance to eligible students to offset a portion of the initial membership fee. Assistance is based on financial need demonstrated through Pell eligibility, enrollment in HEOP or Young Scholars, or other means determined by the Phi Kappa Phi officers. Apply for assistance by the deadline specified on the form.

Induction Ceremony

The 2024 induction ceremony will be held Friday, April 12, 2024 at 4:30pm in the Forum.

2023 Phi Kappa Phi Inductees

2024 inductees

Other Events

Each semester, PKP sponsors an event on campus in support of learning.

Study Abroad/Scholarships/Fellowships

Nazareth PKP members are encouraged to apply for grants and awards offered by the national organization.

Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at Nazareth in 2019


Nazareth College celebrates students and faculty for their academic excellence with induction into Phi Kappa Phi.

circle of excellence silver chapter

In recognition of our work through the Circle of Honor Chapter Awards Program, our chapter has been recognized nationally with a Circle of Excellence Silver status for 2020-21. 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.