Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is an international association composed of men and women devoted to excellence in education. Members include classroom teachers, school administrators, college and university professors, and educational specialists. In Phi Delta Kappa, members find fellowship based on common interests and ideas.

PDK Mission

At USF, we promote quality education that is essential to the development and maintenance of a democracy. Through continual interpretation and implementation of research, service, and leadership, we incorporate these instruments into a program of action which is appropriate to all aspects of education delivery and receipt.


The University of San Francisco PDK Chapter 1484 is one of approximately 660 chapters throughout the world. In addition to the United States, chapters reside in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Thailand, Italy, Okinawa, the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Spain, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, the Isthmus of Panama, Virgin Islands, and Guam. Total membership exceeds 125,000.

Membership Benefits

  • Kappan magazine
  • Kappan Professional Development Study Guide
  • Networking through local PDK events
  • Opportunities to travel abroad through PDK International Study Tours
  • Scholarships, grants, academic awards, and leadership opportunities
  • Professional development webinars
  • Online archive of data from the PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools


  • Professional Membership ($95)
  • Student Membership ($52.50)
    Available to graduate and undergraduate students (full and part-time)


Fall and spring dinners with featured keynote speakers, regular professional development, and networking events.

Scholarship and Awards

  • Emerging Leaders – Recognition and networking for up-and-coming thought leaders in education
  • Graduate Fellowships – Get financial support for your pursuit of an advanced degree
  • International Study Tour Scholarships – Assistance for participating in a PDK International study tour
  • Prospective Educator Scholarships – College scholarships for high school students with a connection to PDK (including Future Educators Association® members) who will major in education
  • PDK Project Grants – Support for an education project in your area

PDK Chapter #1484 Email:
PDK International Headquarters (800) 766-1156 |