Welcome to
The Honor Society
of Phi Kappa Phi

Dr. Richard VloskyA Message from the President

It is my privilege to be the President of the LSU Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

Congratulations to all student members on your academic success at Louisiana State University! Standards for election to Phi Kappa Phi are extremely high. Membership is by invitation only to the LSU’s top 7.5 percent of second-semester juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students.

Phi Kappa Phi is a select community of top scholars and professionals, providing more than $700,000 in annual scholarships and awards, career advancement, training and networking opportunities, discounts from corporate partners, and much more.

The other officers and members of the Louisiana State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi join me in congratulating you on your outstanding academic achievements. We wish you continued success and look forward to meeting you at a Phi Kappa Phi event.


Richard Vlosky, Ph.D., Professor
President, LSU Chapter 043
Room 120
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Phone: 578-4527

Award Deadlines are Approaching !!!

Phi Kappa Phi distributes $700,000 annually through these programs!!!

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi’s ongoing commitment to excellence is reflected in its scholarships and awards programs. More than $700,000 is awarded each year to outstanding members and chapters through the Society’s various award competitions.

Please note the deadlines for:
  • Artist--Online nomination deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2018

  • Scholar--Online nomination deadline: FEBRUARY 1, 2018


  • Study Abroad --- Online nomination deadline: FEBRUARY 5, 2017 and SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

  • Literacy Grants--- Online nomination deadline: APRIL 1, 2017

  • Love of Learning--- Online nomination deadline: APRIL 1, 2017 and OCTOBER 1, 2017
  • More information is available on the Awards page. Download a PDF with all deadlines: HERE

All awards can be accessed, with application online: http://apply.phikappaphi.org/Awards/

Mark Your Calendars

Spring 2017 Initiation will take place
on Tuesday, 21 February 2017.
More details will follow.

Mayor Delclares PKP Day
in Baton Rouge

Mayor Holden Declares PKP Day in Baton Rouge

This is special news:

The Mayor-President of Baton Rouge/East Baton Rouge Parish, Melvin "Kip" Holden was our keynote speaker at the LSU Chapter Spring Induction/Awards ceremony last Thursday and presented us with a certificate that proclaimed March 31, 2016 as Phi Kappa Phi Day!!!

It was an outstanding event and this was a total surprise/shock!

Spring 2016 Induction/Awards Ceremony

Spring 2016 Induction and Award Ceremony
Left to right: Phi Kappa Phi, LSU Chapter 2016 Outstanding Junior-Danica Garcia; Outstanding Senior-Andrew Mahtook; and Outstanding Masters Student-Danielle Kelley. (Photo by Seth Landry

The Louisiana State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi held its 2016 Awards and Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 31st at the Lod Cook Alumni Center at Louisiana State University. Richard Vlosky, Chapter President, presided over the ceremony. The guest keynote speaker was Melvin “Kip” Holden, Mayor-President of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. Over 200 students, faculty members and instructors became members this spring.

The following students received awards at the ceremony:
Outstanding Junior - Danica Garcia
Outstanding Senior - Andrew Mahtook
Outstanding Masters Student - Danielle Kelley
Outstanding Terminal Degree Student - Holden Smith
2016 National Graduate Fellowship Nominee - Philip McLean

Non-Tenured Faculty Award winners
(co-sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association)
L. Abbigail Granger (Veterinary Medicine)
Jeffrey Leichman (French Studies)
Casey Stannard (Textiles, Apparel Design, and Merchandising)

Outstanding Instructor
(co-sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association)
Steven Pomarico

Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Appreciation Award - Mary Bowen.

A major surprise of the evening was when Mayor Holden proclaimed March 31st, 2016 to be Phi Kappa Phi Day for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. (Photos by Seth Landry)

Spring Induction & Awards Ceremony: Photos

Spring Induction/Awards Ceremony Photos are now posted and available for viewing/downloading. It was the most highly attended event in many, many years. Also, the most initiates ever...227.

Follow (and share) the link:
LSU Chapter Phi Kappa Phi Photo Album

LSU Chapter Book Drive

Each year, the LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi collects books at its event to be donated to South Louisiana Teach for America. Please contact Student Vice-President Thu H Nguyento donate new or gently used books. This will be greatly appreciated.

Photos of our most current drive are available on the LSU PKP Flikr album.