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Past Activities

If you are a current member, make Phi Kappa Phi more than just a line on your resume! Get involved with activities and leadership. Phi Kappa Phi will be what you make of it, so actively participate and see how much it can add to your BYU experience.

A Phi Kappa Phi Group gathered around a statue

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Fall 2023 - It's All About the One

2023 Distinguished Faculty Lecture flyer

Fall 2022 - Pioneers in Paris: Educating Utah Saints in the City of Light, 1850-1914

Fall 2021 - Cultivating an Individual Voice in a Collaborative Art: A Theatre Director's Journal

Video Recording

Fall 2020 - The Love of Learning: Early Modern Iberian Women Writers as Advocates for Women's Education

Video Recording

Fall 2019 - The Brain's Ability to Learn and Adapt: Stress, Exercise and Drugs

Dr. Jeff Edwards Phi Kappa Phi Distinguished Faculty Lecture

2021 BYU Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony

The 2021 induction ceremony was held online via Zoom on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 7:00 PM. 

2021 Induction Ceremony Keynote Recording - Dr. Brent L. Top

A headshot of Dr. Brent L. Top


Fall 2023 Opening Social

Fall 2023 Opening Social flyer

On October 10, BYU Phi Kappa Phi members gathered on the Kimball Quad to get to know each other and learn about upcoming chapter events. Games and pizza were enjoyed by all.

Hot Chocolate Bar and Finals Destress - December 2022

Hot Chocolate Social

On December 7th, we gathered for a social activity to help everyone de-stress at the conclusion of fall semester. We enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate bar and had a great time meeting with fellow Phi Kappa Phi members to take a well-deserved break from final exam preparations.

Battle of the Brains Game Night - September 2022

Battle of the Brains

On September 28, 2022, the BYU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi had a face-off with the BYU Honors Program. This fun activity was a huge success! We got to spread awareness of Phi Kappa Phi to underclassman, as well as participate with them in trivia, chess, bananagrams, and Twister. We are hoping to increase the visibility of Phi Kappa Phi on campus so that more students will join next year.

Fall 2022 Opening Social

Fall 2022 Opening Social Flyer

On August 31, 2022, we gather to eat delicious kolaches and enjoyed good company as we learned more about upcoming chapter activities and opportunities!

Bob Ross Painting Night - February 2022

Bob Ross Painting Night!

On February 16th, we had a fun Bob Ross paining night and blind taste testing!

Free J.Dawgs and Snacks - January 2022

Student Council Meeting Flyer

For our January Student Council Meeting, we invited all BYU Phi Kappa Phi members to come enjoy some J.Dawgs and help us plan out some future activities!

Chapter 2021 Christmas Party

We enjoyed a night of food, trivia, and fun!

Phi Kappa Phi Christmas Party

Jeopardy Game Night - February 2020

Jeopardy Game Night Flyer

On February 7th, chapter members gathered for a night of Jeopardy and pizza. This was a fun, low-key social event and a welcome break from studying!

Fall Opening Social - September 2019

Opening Social Flyer

On September 12th, the chapter kicked off the school year with an opening social on the lawn outside of the Maeser Building. In addition to great conversation, chapter members were able to feast on delectable J.Dawgs!

Winter Opening Social - January 2017

Members congregated at the Wilkinson Center to have hot chocolate and design their own smores, using many different types of cookies, candy bars, and marshmellows. We also had an intense interdisciplinary competition where teams strove to show their all around knowledge of a variety of topics. Phi Kappa Phi T-shirts were given out to members.

Fall Opening Social - September 2016

We met on the lawn of the Maeser Building and had a puppy themed social. We at pizza and other treats, had muddy buddies in dog bowls, and got to socialize with other members. Each table organized into teams and we had trivia to find the smartest group out there. The winners received toy puppies. There were lawn games and other fun activities.


Y-Serve: English Around the World - April 2023

English Around the World Service Activity

On April 8th, we partnered with Y-Serve for our last chapter activity of the semester to help English learners through conversation with English Around the World, a service program centered on changing lives by teaching English.

Halloween Service Activity - October 2022

Halloween Service Activity Flyer

We had an excellent volunteer opportunity at the South Franklin Community Center Halloween Party on October 24th. Phi Kappa Phi members served food, operated carnival games, and gave candy to neighborhood kids during a trunk-or-treat activity.

Utah Lake Clean-Up - April 2022

Literacy Event - November 2021

Fall Literacy Event Flyer

In November, we teamed up with Family Literacy, a Y-Serve organization to provide service to students who attend the American Leadership Academy in Spanish Fork. We were able to help kids develop their literacy skills in English and Spanish. An example of the service that our members did was teaching students that just moved from Spain how to read and write in English.

Vineyard Service Project - Winter 2021


On Tuesday, April 13th, the BYU Chapter joined Vineyard, a Y-Serve organization, to do an online service project. Vineyard at BYU does online service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and meets online every Tuesday at 5:30 PM. During this project Phi Kappa Phi members participated in a variety of online projects, including:

You can volunteer for future Vineyard service projects.

BillionGraves Service Project - Fall 2020

Across the world, gravestones are deteriorating, and erosion is erasing precious details of our ancestors’ lives. Volunteers have uploaded photos of these gravestones to BillionGraves
to preserve them. During November and December 2020, BYU Phi Kappa Phi members transcribed the information on some of these photos (similar to FamilySearch Indexing) to make it easier for people to discover their ancestors. This project continued over a three week period, ending on December 7, 2020. Those who completed at least 15 transcriptions were entered into a drawing to win Cougar Cash, and those who completed at least 30 were entered into a second drawing! Even though this activity is over, you can still be involved. To participate, go to BillionGraves and click on ‘Transcribe’ under the ‘Volunteer’ tab.

Dahlia’s Hope Discussion and Service Project - March 2020

Dahlia's Hope Service Project Flyer

On March 6th, just one week before BYU moved to online learning, students partnered with Dahlia’s Hope, an organization that provides aftercare for survivors of human trafficking. As part of a panel discussion, students listened to first-hand accounts from survivors and hopeful stories about the importance of and need for organizations like Dahlia’s Hope. Following the panel discussion, students participated in a service project planting seeds and creating labels for the organization’s therapy farm. The many people in attendance made this service event a huge success. For more information on how you can help, please visit Dahlia's Hope.

Y-Serve Activity Refugee Service Activity - November 2019

Refugee Service Activity Flyer

On November 20th, BYU Phi Kappa Phi members gathered to sort donations and compile supplies to be shipped to refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, as well as to individuals affected by the wildfires in Paradise, California. The projects included making quilts educational games, and plastic bag sleeping mats.

Strangers No More: Refugee Project - November 2016

- 200 students and community members gathered in the Wilkinson Center to provide service to refugees and others in the world. They created 50 hygiene kits, painted 400 toy cars, and wrote about 200 welcome letters to refugees. It was an amazing outpouring of love from many members who wanted to serve those in need.

Professional Development

Finding Your Path - February 2023

Ask an expert grad school night flyer

On November 29, 2023, we met for dinner and a networking social as part of our Ask an Expert: Grad School Night! Several BYU professors from various disciplines shared ideas on how to successfully apply for and navigate graduate school.

Finding Your Path - February 2023

Finding Your Path Activity

On February 28th, we hosted a professional development activity. Sociology professor Scott Sanders shared his insights about being open to opportunity, trusting the process, and leading dual-career families. This activity was especially helpful for those who feel like they needed direction for life following graduation.

Career Night - October 2021

Career Night Flyer

We had a Grad Fair Night where we heard from three excellent speakers on advice of applying to graduate school. Our speakers were current BYU professors Dr. Timothy Smith, Dr. Marianna Richardson, and current BYU graduate student, Kathy Donahey. We got advice on how to improve our LinkedIn accounts, how to transition from undergraduate to graduate school, and how to be a competitive graduate school applicant.

Networking Round Table - October 2016

- Phi Kappa Phi members had a roundtable networking event, where they discussed their goals to the rest of the group, and if a member had a connection or a way to help in those goals, they shared contact information and worked together after to help that goal become a reality.