About Phi Theta Kappa

"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."

The Mission of Phi Theta Kappa

  1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students
  2. Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.


Members are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement.  Initiation and installation of new members is conducted each semester.  Grade requirements for Eta Gamma are among the highest in the nation.  To become members, students at the end of their first semester must have completed 12 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.75 grade point average. To become a member at the end of the second semester, a student must have completed 24 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.65 GPA, and at the end of the third semester must have completed 36 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.5 GPA.  A one-time fee is charged for joining the organization.  Benefits of membership include:  a golden key of Phi Theta Kappa membership pin, member certificate, "Member of Phi Theta Kappa" included on transcript, golden key newsletter, Phi Theta Kappa scholarship directory, automatic nomination for the National Dean's list publication, the privilege of wearing an honors stole at graduation, the opportunity for leadership training and travel to regional and international events.  Eta Gamma is a Five-Star Chapter.