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 colleges and universities are inducted annually.

Established in 1924, the USC chapter is the university's oldest all-discipline honor society. Membership is by invitation only. 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.

2023 Student and Faculty Recognition Awards

The USC chapter of Phi Kappa Phi invites faculty and students to submit their work or nominate colleagues for consideration in the PKP 2022-2023 recognition programs. The student and faculty awards are among the prestigious university awards presented at the USC Honors Convocation each spring. We expect the 2023 event will take place in April.

The submission period for both awards is now open.

Faculty, please begin your submissions or nominations online here.

Students, please begin your submissions here.

Please get in touch with Tim Stanton at with any questions.