The University of Kentucky now has a chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi national honor society.
The society, founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, is the "nation's oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society," according to UK.
The UK chapter's founding president is Dr. F. Douglas Scutchfield, a professor in the College of Public Health.
Membership to the society is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.
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More than 1 million members have been initiated nationally, including former President Jimmy Carter.
For more information on the UK chapter, call (859) 257-1958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.