University of Wisconsin–Madison


Phi Kappa Phi’s mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”

Eligibility: Each fall, the UW-Madison Chapter sends membership invitations to students in all fields of study.

  • Graduate students in the top 10% of their class
  • Seniors in the top 10% of their class
  • Juniors in their second semester and top 7.5% of their class

Member Benefits: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi offers numerous benefits that can assist members throughout their academic and professional lives.

  • Academic Recognition
    Because Phi Kappa Phi is so highly selective, membership is a stamp of excellence that is recognized by graduate and professional school admissions committees and employers alike.
  • Career Assistance
    Members of Phi Kappa Phi are often granted special access to career training and other beneficial resources.
  • Awards and Scholarships
    The National Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi offers a series of grants and awards every year. In addition, the UW-Madison chapter offers the Zillman Summer Research Fellowship, which supports summer research projects.
  • Partner Discounts and Services
    Members are eligible to receive discounts from a wide variety of companies, including Dell, Apple, AT&T, The Princeton Review, T-Mobile and many more.
  • Publications
    Members are kept up-to-date on Phi Kappa Phi activities and opportunities through email communication and a subscription to the Phi Kappa Phi Forum magazine.
  • Networking, Training, and Leadership Opportunities
    Opportunities for members range from virtual seminars on educational and career-related topics to a “mentor match” program that pairs accomplished members with student and young professional-members.