For the second consecutive year, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi recently recognized the campus chapter at LSU as a Chapter of Excellence, according to an LSU news release.

The award is given to chapters that excel in recognizing and promoting academic excellence in all fields of higher education and engaging the community of scholars in service to others.

“The LSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter, which has grown dramatically over the past four years to almost 1,000 active members, is very engaged in community service and providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students,” said LSU Phi Kappa Phi Chapter President Richard Vlosky, a professor in the university’s School of Renewable Natural Resources.

Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Baton Rouge, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi annually inducts approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify.