International Art Honor Society Established at Rhodes

college students being inducted into an honor society
Katie Clark receiving the charter for the Kappa Rho chapter of Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society from the international president, Michael Stanley

Kappa Pi, the international art honor society, has established a chapter on the Rhodes campus. Founded in 1911, it is open to all college students studying visual art who have achieved certain standards of excellence in the field.  

The Kappa Rho Chapter was founded this spring with the induction of 15 charter members on April 29, 2019.  Art history major Katie Clark ’20 initiated the chapter and was elected the first president of the chapter, which will remain student-run.  “Kappa Pi will allow for art and art history students to celebrate their achievements and will foster a culture of creativity at Rhodes,” she says. 

Dr. Victor Coonin, associate professor of art and art history, serves as faculty advisor, and adds, “Kappa Rho will allow students to become more engaged in the visual arts. It also will provide valuable leadership opportunities.”