About Phi Theta Kappa

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa, an internationally recognized honor society for community and junior colleges, is designed to recognize the academic achievements of the two-year college student.

What is the purpose of 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.

What is the value of membership?

Phi Theta Kappa offers the student:

  • Recognition for academic achievement
  • Scholarship to four year colleges exclusively for Phi Theta Kappans
  • Opportunities for academic achievement
  • Involvement in college and community service
  • Stimulation for continuing academic excellence
  • International cultural experience
  • Conventions and institutes across the country with prominent speakers

Who do I know that has been a member?

Some very successful people are Phi Theta Kappa alumni:

  • H. Ross Perot – industrialist, philanthropist, presidential candidate
  • Fred Haise – astronaut, lunar module pilot of Apollo 13
  • Francine Neff – U.S. Treasurer under President Gerald Ford
  • Rudy Gatlin – grammy-winning musician
  • Jim Lehrer – Host of the PBS News Hour
  • Dr. Jeane Kirkpatrick – former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

For membership information, comments or random remarks,
please direct e-mail to advisor Jon Ewing.

Scholarship Information

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society’s, Scholarship Connection, has a comprehensive listing of transfer scholarships offered by four-year and senior-level institutions exclusively for Society members.


Organization Profile of Phi Theta Kappa from the Richland Chronicle, Student Newspaper of Richland College