USC Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

PKP fall ceremony

Sophomore honorees and junior initiates at the PKP fall ceremony, held in Doheny Memorial Library on Friday, October 8, 2021.

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) is one of the nation's oldest and largest honor societies and is a charter member of the Association of College Honor Societies. PKP's membership currently numbers more than 900,000 scholars from across the globe. Approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni from 281 select colleges and universities are inducted annually.

Begun in 1924, the USC chapter is the university's oldest all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only, with members initiated on the basis of academic excellence and service to the USC community. Now part of the USC Libraries, the USC chapter of PKP provides opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty members to be recognized for their accomplishments by a supportive and engaged academic community.

The USC chapter sponsors award programs for students and faculty to recognize academic and creative excellence and advance the love of learning at USC: