PKP Chapter Honored with Circle of Excellence Award

The Florida Tech chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has been recognized with the Circle of Excellence Gold Award for 2023-24.

Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, honors outstanding chapters each year through its Circle of Excellence Award Program.

The Circle of Excellence Awards – Platinum, Gold and Silver – recognize chapters for their work in promoting excellence at their institutions and engaging the community of scholars each year. The awards utilize data submitted by the chapter to the national office regarding yearly initiation efforts and chapter activities.

The Circle of Excellence program was introduced in 2018. The program recognized 74 chapters this year, including 23 with the Gold distinction. Phi Kappa Phi currently has chapters on more than 325 select campuses in the United States, its territories and the Philippines.

“The cornerstone of Phi Kappa Phi is constituted by our chapters and officers. We take immense pride in acknowledging and celebrating the chapters that embody our mission by presenting them with the Circle of Excellence Awards,” said Society Executive Director and CEO Bradley R. Newcomer. “Let the love of learning continue to rule.”

The Circle of Excellence Gold honor is given to chapters who scored a 95-99 out of 100 on a criteria scale that evaluates chapter health indicators. By receiving the Gold distinction, the Florida Tech 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.

Chapter President Michael Splitt, an assistant professor of meteorology, noted that the success of the chapter is largely due to having enthusiastic and helpful student vice-presidents.

Chapters achieving the Gold Award will receive a $200 award.

To learn more about the Circle of Excellence program, please visit

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