School of Education

Honor Society Opportunities

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois. KDP "was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching." Elon’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was installed on Nov. 14, 1995, as Chapter 275.

Each spring undergraduate and graduate students are inducted into Elon's Sigma Gamma chapter. Acceptance into KDP is based on academic excellence (GPA of 3.6 or higher) and the recommendation of teacher education faculty members. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Byrd, faculty sponsor.


Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and largest academic honor society whose 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.”

Each spring, eligible students, including many teacher candidates, are invited to be inducted into Phi Kappa Phi.


Phi Beta Kappa

Students with sufficient coursework and outstanding performance in arts and sciences who meet eligibility requirements may be invited to join Elon's Phi Beta Kappa chapter.


Other academic honor societies

Students with sufficient coursework and outstanding performance in other academic disciplines may be eligilbe for and invited to join additional discipline-specific academic honor societies at Elon.