What is Phi Theta Kappa?
Phi Theta Kappa, founded in 1918, is recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges.
Among the Society's distinguished alumni are the late Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, astronaut Fred Haise, and journalist Jim Lehrer.
Why do I want to be a member?
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a permanent recognition of your hard work and academic achievement. That is why membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a special honor.
Your membership will be recognized by colleges, universities, and potential employers.
Phi Theta Kappa provides unique opportunities for:
- Leadership development
- Service to others
- Scholarship opportunities
- Fun and fellowship!
What are the qualifications?
Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation of Psi Kappa Chapter of St. Philip's College.
You must have completed at least twelve college hours with a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average.
Commit to Complete
We, the Psi Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at St. Philip's College, pledge to the best of our ability, to create strong, peer-based support for the purpose of encouraging all students to reamin focused towards earning their college degree or certificate in a timely manner. We pledge to devote our effort and attention to any student that should need our assistance and provide the most reliable and efficient information that is in our capability to provide. Through this initiative, we aim to improve the college experience for all students in hopes of helping them achieve their goal or a college degree. With this pledge, we elect to reamin committed to all students and to the Community College Completion Challenge (C4) initiative! COMMIT TO COMPLETE! www.cccompletioncorps.org.
NOVEMBER 2013 Activities
Stop by our table on Tuesday, November 5 from 1pm - 5pm at the Heritage Pavilion to eat something sweet! Proceeds benefit the Chapter.
District V Meeting
The Chapter has the honor of hosting the Texas Region District V Meeting on Saturday, November 9th from 8:30am - 3:00pm. Registration begins at 8:30am with the Opening Session starting at 9:30am. We have an array of workshops offered by local chapters and a presentation on Emotional Intelligence. Join us on Saturday at the Bowden Alumi Room in SLC.
Competitive Edge Workshop
Join us on Tuesday, November 12 from 4:30pm - 5:15pm in the Center for Learning Resource (library), Room 108 for this free workshop to enhance your soft skills - such as communication, professional etiquette, team building, and critical thinking.
Join us for our last member meeting of the semster on Wednesday, November 13th from 3pm - 4pm in CHP 115. Our guest speaker is Mr. Eric Hartsfield of Texas Tech. All are welcome to attend.
Do you have a cumulative/overall GPA of 3.5 and have you completed 12 college hours? If so, you are invited to learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, its benefits, and to answer any questions you may have before accepting membership. The session takes place on Wednesday, November 20th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Heritage Room.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a highly-selective scholarship for the nation’s top community college students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at 4-year colleges or universities. The Foundation provides up to $30,000 per year, making it the largest private scholarship for 2-year and community transfer students in the country.
As minimum criteria, candidates must:
• Be a current student at an accredited US community college or 2-year institution with sophomore status or a recent graduate (within the last 5 years)
• Have a cumulative unweighted college GPA 3.5 or above
• Plan to transfer to a 4-year college or university to begin studies in the coming fall
• Demonstrate unmet financial need
Visit the website at www.jkcf.org to learn more.
For more information, contact:
- Advisor: Maria G. Botello
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Location: Norris Technical Building, Room 100
- Phone: 210-486-2199