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Marshall University Phi Kappa Phi

PKP Student Vice President Allison Smarr at the Phi Kappa Phi table at Rec Fest, August 2019

PKP Student Vice President Kennedy Snavely with PKP Executive Director Mary Todd at the
Phi Kappa Phi Student Leadership Summit, Summer 2019

PKP Yoga Event, Spring 2019

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert and Phi Kappa Phi officers, Spring 2017

Phi Kappa Phi is more than a line on a résumé. The nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society initiates more than 30,000 members a year on 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines.

More than 1.5 million members have joined its ranks since Phi Kappa Phi’s founding in 1897 at the University of Maine. It is a global network of the best and brightest, a community of scholars and professionals building an enduring legacy for all generations.


The chapter holds its annual initiation ceremony is held each fall. Community service activities, including the Sock Drive, are held in the spring. The chapter awards several local scholarships as well as nominating members for national scholarships and travel support.

Spring 2019 Activity

Yoga Event: March 13, 3pm, MSC Lawn


•  Spring 2019 Newsletter (PDF)
•  Spring 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
•  Spring 2015 Newsletter (PDF)


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Rachael Peckham


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Carl Mummert


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Anna Rollins


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Larry Sheret

Awards Coordinator

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Tina Cartwright

Public Relations Officer

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Lauren Gaal

Student Vice President


Phi Kappa Phi membership is earned. Admission is invitation-only and requires nomination approval by the Marshall University chapter. Requirements include:

  • Juniors must have completed at least 72 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 7.5 percent of their class.
  • Seniors must have completed at least 90 credit hours, with at least 24 semester hours at their current institution, and rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
  • Graduate students must have completed at least 18 graduate hours or the equivalent at their institution and rank in the top 10 percent of their class.
  • Faculty, professional staff and alumni who achieve scholarly distinction may also be eligible.

Think you meet the above criteria and have not been invited to membership? Contact us at the address below.


Primary contact: Carl Mummert
Phone: (304) 696-6156
Email: phikappaphi@marshall.edu