Hannah Olsen inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Hannah Olsen of Berlin was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Philosophia Krateito Photon (Phi Kappa Phi), the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Olsen, a Junior at the University of Wisconsin of River Falls, is pursuing degrees in Agricultural Education and Animal Science.

Hannah is among ap-proximately 30,000 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 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff, and alumni that have achieved scholarly distinction.


Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897, under the leadership of undergraduate students Marcus L. Urann. Urann had a desire to create a different kind of honor society, one that recognizes excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Phi Kappa Phi had chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its philosophy is, “To let the love of learning rule humanity.” It’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.”