Phi Delta Kappa


Phi Delta Kappa - Established 1906

Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) is an international association composed of individuals devoted to excellence in education. The mission of Phi Delta Kappa is to promote quality and universally accessible education as a means to sustain a democratic society. The association does this through its research, service, and leadership initiatives at the international, regional, and chapter levels.

The Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Association was established in 1906 to support educators by strengthening their interest in the profession. PDK Association membership is for those educators who are invested in digging deeper into the most pressing issues facing educators today and navigating the intersection between research and practice. PDK Association membership is for any educator who wants to learn about the most cutting-edge research in education, grow their skill set, influence the national conversation on education, and support the next generation of future educators.

The St. John's University PDK Chapter has over three decades of engaging our students and alumni in opportunities to develop and strengthen best practices for the educational environment. It is the vision of the St. John's University PDK Chapter to foster a network of educators to positively impact local and national educational institutions.


Membership is open to professionals at all levels of education and to individuals in educationally related fields who have a baccalaureate degree and have academic standing sufficient for admission to graduate school. Student teachers are also eligible for membership. Membership is by election through the chapter structure; candidates for membership may be nominated by current members or through self-nomination (completed by the application process).

To apply for membership: 

  1. Visit the PDK International Website 
  2. Click "Join" (top right)
  3. Choose "PDK International" as member option.
  4. Choose PDK Chapter State: New York
  5. Click "Continue and Select Chapter"
  6. Choose the St. John’s University Chapter 

The PDK Chapter Board will review applications and contact new members following the application review process.

Contact Information

PDK St. John’s University Chapter Faculty Advisor
James Coviello, Ed.D.
Sullivan Hall
[email protected]