Upton inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi 

Published 5:45 pm Friday, May 5, 2023

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Olivia Upton, of Windsor, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

A Phi Kappa Phi news release continued by noting that Upton is attending the University of Lynchburg.

She is among approximately 25,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10% of seniors and 7.5% of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10% of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann, who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society — one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the society has chapters on more than 325 campuses in the U.S., its territories and the Philippines. The society’s mission is as follows: “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”