Published: November 16, 2022
UT Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter
The University of Tampa’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — was recognized by Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.
The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and who demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. The program recognized 23 chapters with the platinum distinction. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the U.S., its territories and the Philippines.
Julie Umberger, UT assistant professor of nursing and chapter president, said the UT chapter is “honored to receive this recognition of our efforts to promote the honor society in our University community.”
The Circle of Excellence Platinum honor is given to chapters who scored a perfect 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the platinum distinction, the UT chapter is recognized as a thriving organization that holds annual initiations, upholds the society bylaws, regularly attends chapter training opportunities and submits a chapter-endorsed nominee to the Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Program.
To learn more about the Circle of Excellence program, visit www.phikappaphi.org/2023Excellence.