Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Purpose Statement

"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."

Mission Statement

'Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

How to Join

In order to join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, students must meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria consist of:

Having earned at least 12 program-level or college-level credit hours

Having and maintaining a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA)

Being currently enrolled in the term they choose to join

Phi Theta Kappa membership is an honor and is by invitation only. Students who meet the eligibility criteria will be notified via email or mail with instructions on how to join. These invitations are sent out once in the Fall semester and once in the Spring semester.

Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society comes with many benefits. First, membership opens the door to many scholarships available to students while they complete their Associate’s degree as well as scholarships for transfer. Phi Theta Kappa membership also provides leadership, service and professional development opportunities while involved in the local chapter. The local chapter, known as Alpha Upsilon Tau, offers students the opportunity to become an officer, travel to conferences around the state and country, compete in academic competitions, and make a difference on campus and in the community.

Do You Have Questions?

To find out more about Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society visit The Phi Theta Kappa website contains a wealth of information about the organization and the opportunities for those that choose to join.

If you have questions for the local chapter please send an email to