Honors College Mission
The Honors College is a neighborhood of dedicated and diverse students, faculty and staff. We pursue excellence through scholarly advancement, community engagement, leadership development and cultural enrichment. Our students seek profound personal transformation through intentional and impactful experiences.
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at FGCU
Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The Florida Gulf Coast University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was established in 2020 and Phi Kappa Phi membership is among the highest academic honors to which FGCU students may aspire. Aside from recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others, Phi Kappa Phi provides numerous awards and grant —nearly $1 million each year— for undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and institutions. Open to exceptional honors students and non-honors students alike, membership is by invitation only. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- 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.
All chapter-related inquiries should be directed to Dr. Minh Nguyen, President of the FGCU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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