Chapter officers continue the work of
the Society and elevate their chapter’s
profile within their university or
college. Slippery Rock University
(294) in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania,
and President-elect and Public
Relations Officer Laurel Patterson
have used a multi-pronged approach.
The university recently revamped its
website, adding links to their new
Facebook page and to the chapter’s
donation page. Their Facebook page
is still in its infancy, but their chapter
sees it as a way to stay in touch, and
hopes to soon add a Twitter account.
The chapter also reserved a table at
the university’s Club and Organization
fair. They usually have posters about
Phi Kappa Phi, handouts, and officers
present telling students to watch for
their letter of invitation and the value
of joining. Over the past year, they also
hosted two GRE sessions.
“These sessions are rather easy to
do! Princeton Review provides the
instructor for free. We provide a room
with technology. We advertise these
sessions through flyers; the university’s
online calendar; a press release through
the university’s PR office; and emails to
department heads, deans, as well as all
department secretaries,” Patterson says.
The chapter is beginning a campaign
called, “What’s Great about Phi Kappa
Phi?” to increase awareness. They’ll
be launching a newsletter to keep
members in touch with each other, the
chapter, and the university.
Top left: Photo by Rebecca Luther — Dr. John Bartkowski delivers
“The Last Lecture” at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Right: Photos by Michael Ignelzi — Slippery Rock University’s
chapter holds a GRE prep session.
KAY WHITE is a chapter development director at Phi Kappa Phi. She previously taught at the University of Arkansas,
Fort Smith. White earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music (vocal performance). Email her at kwhite@
phikappaphi.org. KAY WHI TE is a chapter development director at Phi Kappa Phi. She previously taught at the University of
Arkansas, Fort Smith. White earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music (vocal performance). Email her at