2.42 linear feet [2 record boxes, 1 document case]
Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recognizes and encourages of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. The collection is composed of programs for banquets and lectures, faculty lectureship nomination letters, and a few speeches from annual faculty lectures.
The primary objective of the national Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. The Society is convinced that in recognizing and honoring those persons of good character who have excelled in scholarship, in whatever field, it will stimulate others to strive for excellence. Moreover, the Society serves the interests of the student capable of excellence by insisting that in order to acquire a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, an institution provide the means and atmosphere conducive to academic excellence. Admission to the Society is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter in accordance with the by-laws of both the chapter and the national Society. Both require superior scholarship and good character as criteria for membership. Every chapter must hold at least two meetings a year and is encouraged to be active in various ways. The date of establishment of Phi Kappa Phi on the South Dakota State University campus is unknown at the time of this writing.
This collection is composed of programs for banquets and lectures, faculty lectureship nomination letters, speeches from annual faculty lectures, meeting minutes, charter and constitution, membership files, and correspondence.
SDSU Archives and Special Collections
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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.
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SDSU Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, "Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Records" (2018). University Archives. 99.