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1. Why should I become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-year Colleges?

  • All members of Phi Theta Kappa are automatically nominated for the National Dean’s List, a publication of America’s most outstanding college students.
  • Members may join Get Connected, the exclusive place to find cutting-edge services, programs and resources selected especially to meet your needs. All these benefits are available to members free of charge.
  • All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the prestigious Golden Key Membership Pin.
  • All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the impressive Certificate of Membership.
  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix the Society’s Gold Diploma seal, denoting Society membership, to their two-year college diploma.
  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa may have their membership in the international honor society noted on their transcript, contingent on their college’s policy.
  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the Society’s golden monogrammed Honors Stole and Tassel, at college commencement exercises, and available through purchase, contingent on college policy.
  • All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive a wallet-size Identification Card.

2. How do you become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?

  • An invitation to membership is extended to students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 required by the chapter on the campus where they are enrolled, who have accumulated 12 credit hours.


3. Can part-time students be invited to become members?

  • Yes, if they have accumulated the number of hours required by the college to designate full-time status.

4. How much time will being a member take?

  •  The time a member devotes to Phi Theta Kappa is a matter of individual choice. Some members choose to devote many hours to chapter activities; others may elect to not participate in any activities. Phi Theta Kappa’s Constitution requires only that members maintain  certain GPA’s.
  •  No service activities may be required of new or old members; nor can the chapter withhold any benefits (i.e., wearing honors stole; receiving scholarship recommendations.
  • However, you will certainly want to consider the benefits of participating in the many programs and activities available through a  Phi Theta Kappa membership

5. Who do I contact to join?

  • To join contact Guy Suganuma or Karen Cox, Alpha Tua Tau Chapter Advisors. Contact information is available here.

6. What is required to maintain a membership?

  • Members must maintain a 3.25 GPA while at Central Community College.


Written by Kyle Sterner   
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:10