Phi Theta Kappa

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. 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.

We are the PSI KAPPA CHAPTER of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at St. Philip's College. We welcome you to our Chapter and encourage you to take advantage of all the opportunities, we salute our members for their your accomplishments, and charge them to explore always for truth and to dedicate themselves to the cultivation of the well-reasoned life, a prelude to service and honor!

How do I become 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. Benefits include an exclusive professional development plan, leadership opportunities, 24/7 Transfer help, more than $37 million in scholarships from over 700 colleges and universities, and much more.

Phi Theta Kappa provides unique opportunities for:

  • Leadership
  • Service to others
  • Scholarships
  • 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.


The Chapter is very involved not only within the chapter but the college and community. Below are a few agencies that the members of the chapter have given back.

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Wounded Warriors
  • Davidson Respite House
  • Fisher House
  • Martin Luther King March
  • Spurs Sports & Entertainment
  • Animal Defense League
  • MDA Walk
  • Juvenile Diabetes Walk
  • Relay for Life
  • Susan G Komen 
  • Meals on Wheels
  • CAMinistries 
  • WNBA 
  • Fishing Under the Bridge
  • AngelFood Ministries
  • SAMMinistries 
  • Botanical Garden
  • MLK Park Clean-up

Scholarship Opportunities

With over $90 million in scholarships for eligible members, Phi Theta Kappa helps you finish the dreams you started. Visit for more information.

QEP Student Focus Group

The Psi Kappa Chapter is promoting awareness of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) - Ethical Decision Making (EDM) process through student focus groups. Our focus is peer to peer education on connecting values and choices to actions and consequences. Our goal is to engage students in meaningful conversation to enhance their ethical decision-making skills through the process. If you would like a classroom presentation or would like to get involved please contact Chapter President Katrina King and/or Chapter Vice President Roxanne Saunders at (210) 486-2199.

PTK Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Phi Theta Kappa unveiled a new strategic plan, which outlines priorities for the next five years. The plan includes the following five commitments:

Commitment 1:  Strengthen Pathways to Completion, Transfer, and Employment
Commitment 2:  Increase Transparency, Awareness and Support with New Communications
Commitment 3:  Strengthen Chapters and Regions with a Primary Focus on the Society Mission
Commitment 4:  Increase Access to Membership by Closing Equity and Inclusion Gaps
Commitment 5:  Leverage Society Network by Supporting Alumni Engagement 
We the Psi Kappa Chapter are committed to the plan and will do our part as a 5 Star Chapter. Our first challenge is to connect with our 2,503 PTK alum this summer and through the fall semester. If you are interested in viewing the plan, click here

The Psi Kappa is honored to have great scholars in our chapter. We congratulate them and the successes of the chapter. 

Individual Awards for 2017   
Roxanne Saunders - Student of the Month  
Stephanie Papist - All Texas Academic Team
Roxanne Saunders - Hall of Honor for Distinguished Chapter Officer for the Texas Region
Matt Fisher - Award of Merit for Outstanding Alumni for the Texas Region
David Huerta - Hall of Honor for Distinguished Chapter Member for the Texas Region
Ronisha Saunders - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
Katrina King - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
Giselle Vasquez - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region 
Gloria Napoles -  Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
Danielle Nadeau - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
Julie Ann Charro - Outstanding Friend of Texas 

Chapter Awards for 2017 
5 STAR CHAPTER - 7 years consecutively 
Hallmark Awards program
Honors in Action - Individualism vs. Collectivism 
College Project Award - Quality Enhancement Plan (Ethical-Decision Making)


Maria G Botello
(210) 486-2199
MLK Sutton Learning Center, 102

Tyrell Williams
(210) 486-2166
MLK Norris Technical Building, 412A

Roy Ruiz
(210) 322-6034
MLK  Center for Health Professions

Mordecai Brownlee
(210) 486-2252
MLK  Sutton Learning Center