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History

In 1897, ten senior students, two faculty members and the president of the University of Maine formed the  Lambda Sigma Eta Society, the earliest honor society to recognize scholars from all academic fields. The honor society was renamed Phi Kappa Phi under the leadership of student Marcus L. Urann to capture its new motto: Philosophía Krateítõ Phõtôn (Let the love of learning rule humanity). Today, the honor society has more than 300 chapters, with 1.5 million scholars having been initiated into its ranks across the years. 

The first chapter outside the continental United States was established in 1933 by 13 students from the University of the Philippines, five of whom became presidents of the university. Many academic units inside the UP system were established by some of the honor society's charter members.

Charter Members (1933)

Bienvenido Gonzalez

 

UP President

Agriculturist

Rafael Palma

 

UP President

Legislator

Journalist

Antonio Sison

 

UP President

PGH Director

Physician

Vidal Tan

 

UP President

FEU President

Engineer

Vicente Sinco

 

UP President

Constitutionalist

Diplomat

Jorge Vargas

 

Mayor of Manila

Cabinet Member

Lawyer

Maximo Kalaw

 

Legislator

Dean

Writer

Amando Clemente

 

Chemist

Francisco Benitez

 

Dean

Educator

Hermenegildo Reyes

 

FEU President

Engineer

Lawyer

Daniel de la Paz

 

Pharmacologist

Physician

Educator

Gregorio San Agustin

 

Dean

Veterinarian

Leandro Fernandez

 

Historian

Charter Document

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 045