ECU Chapter #114

Greetings and welcome to the East Carolina University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi!

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and achievement in all fields of study —inducting members from every branch of learning. It hosts chapters on 325 campuses across the United States, its territories, and the Philippines. Each year, approximately 25,000 members are initiated. Our chapter at ECU has celebrated the academic achievements of nearly 3,500 initiates since 2000, and it represents the most prestigious honor society of its kind to which our students may aspire.

Please accept our invitation to explore the possibility of membership and joining some of the most successful and accomplished students and faculty in our university community. Membership in Phi Kappa Phi is a mark of distinction not equaled by any discipline-specific recognition and its members are recognized at ECU commencement exercises. Please explore this page to learn about our local chapter and what it represents and go to to learn more about the national society.

While membership is earned through scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi is much more than an emblem and a line on a résumé. It is a global network of more than one and a half million notable members that represent the best and brightest from all academic disciplines. 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.” At ECU, with our own motto of “servire” (to serve), our network of scholars is large, diverse, and impactful. We proudly support and reflect ECU’s rich and mission-driven tradition of scholarly engagement.

If you have questions about our organization, feel free to contact our Chapter President, Dr. Todd Fraley at

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