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 are a Five Star Chapter. We earned this honor in March 2010 and have maintained our status for 4 years consecutively. 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!
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. 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 opportunities
- 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.
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
- Fishing Under the Bridge
- AngelFood Ministries
- Botanical Garden
- MLK Park Clean-up
FALL COMMON APPLICATION: If you plan to graduate with your associate degree or transfer to a four-year college or university at the end of this academic year, you do not want to miss this opportunity! Nearly $350,000 will be awarded through scholarships on the Fall Common Scholarship Application. The scholarships offered include; Hites Transfer Scholarship, Guistwhite Scholarship Program, GEICO Pathway to Completion Baccalaureate Scholarship, All-USA Community College Academic Team, Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team, Coca-Cola New Century Scholars, and All-State Community College Academic Team. Application opens September 15 2016. Visit www.ptk.org for more information.
FALL 2016 Activities
We invite you to volunteer with our chapter, attend our officer and member meetings, participate in our fundraisers, workshops, etc. All of our activities are open to all students. View the Chapter's Fall 2016 Calendar of Events 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 2016
- Hannah Mahaffey - Recipient of the Texas Business Hall of Fame/Whataburger Scholarship $15,000
- Dr. Paul Machen - Recipient of the Distinguished College Administrator Award
- Fadela Castro - All Texas Academic Team
- Minako Miyamoto - All Texas Academic Team
- John Munoz - Hall of Honor for Alumni for the Texas Region
- Alan Quiles - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
- Christopher Valdovinos - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
- Fadela Castro - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
- Rachael Hayles - Inducted into the District V Hall of Honor for the Texas Region
- Gloria Napoles - Represented the College and Chapter at the Hispanic College Quiz Show
- Alan Quiles - Recipient of the Terry Foundation Scholarship
Chapter Awards for 2016
- 5 STAR CHAPTER
- Hallmark Awards program
- Honors in Action - Gender Stereotype Documentary
- College Project Award - Quality Enhancement Plan (Ethical-Decision Making)
- Honors In Action Award of Merit- Nature of the Quest
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