University Honors Program (UHP)

UHP Affiliated Honor Societies

Outside of the purview of the University Honors Program, there are several national honor societies that have chapters at UW-Whitewater that you may wish to join if you meet their eligibility requirements.

Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key invites only the top 15% of sophomores, juniors and seniors to be members. An invitation to the Society formally distinguishes its recipient as a part of this elite group.

Golden Key maintains its selective requirements and emphasizes diversity by recognizing students from all fields of study, regardless of part-time or full-time status.

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Phi Kappa Phi

Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is an honor society that draws its members from all academic disciplines within colleges and universities. Each year, approximately 34,000 students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni are initiated nation wide.

Election to membership is by invitation only. Those elected to membership include upper 7.5 percent last-term juniors (having completed at least seventy-two semester hours) and upper 10 percent seniors, along with outstanding graduate students, faculty, professional staff, and alumni.

Locally, Phi Kappa Phi includes the Chancellor, the Provost, Deans of the Colleges, and outstanding faculty members representing all four colleges and most academic programs. The primary objective of the UW-Whitewater chapter is to recognize the notable scholarly achievement of the most outstanding students of this university in all four colleges. The chapter also upholds the national Phi Kappa Phi motto which is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

You may find additional information at

Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honors society that recognizes academic excellence among full-time, first-year students in institutions of higher learning. Additional information on the national organization can be found at

The staff advisor for Phi Eta Sigma is Katie Rutenbar, First-Year Experience.