Phi Kappa Phi at UOG receives high honor as Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — has recognized the University of Guam chapter as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter, the second highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization. The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and that demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter.
The Circle of Excellence program, introduced in 2018, recognized 67 chapters this year, including 20 with the Gold distinction. Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the United States and the Philippines.
“Phi Kappa Phi is proud to recognize these chapters with the Circle of Excellence award. Our chapters are the lifeblood of our society, and we are delighted to celebrate their success,” said Society Executive Director Mary Todd.
The Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter honor is given to chapters who scored a 95-99 out of 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Gold distinction, the UOG 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.
"We are immensely proud of the combined efforts of our new chapter members to establish an initiation, service project, and diversity discussion series, even in the face of the pandemic restrictions," said UOG Phi Kappa Phi President Troy McVey. "It is a testament to the resiliency of Pacific Islanders that we have been able to accomplish so much in such a short period of time. I Guinayan Tiningo u Minenaha i Iminidat!"
Chapters achieving the Circle of Excellence Gold distinction receive:
To learn more about the Circle of Excellence program, visit www.phikappaphi.org/2021Excellence.
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 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni annually. The society has chapters on more than 325 select colleges and universities in the United States and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10% of seniors and graduate students and 7.5% 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.