Membership & Fees


To be eligible for membership, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have academic standing which places them in the top 20% of their class after completion of 3 semesters.
  • Complete at least one-half of the didactic coursework required for the PharmD degree.

Prospective members are selected based upon scholarship, character, and conduct. Members are inducted during the spring semester of the 4P year. Upon induction the student becomes a lifetime member of Rho Chi and will receive a Rho Chi pendant and certificate of membership.

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2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to needy Kansans during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU