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Phi Theta Kappa

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Phi Theta Kappa

International Honor Society of the Two-Year College

Phi Theta Kappa Mission

"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."

Continuing a Tradition of Excellence

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.

Phi Theta Kappa: The Key Advantage

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. Our organization offers unique opportunities for scholarships, honors studies, leadership development and civic engagement. The significance of your membership will be recognized by colleges, universities and potential employers.

Phi Theta Kappa Benefits read more


All members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the Golden Honor Stole and Tassel, and Key Medallion during their commencement ceremony. They may also affix the Society's Gold Diploma Seal to their two-year college diploma and have their membership noted in their transcript. Members automatically become nominated for the National Dean's List.


More than $36 million in transfer scholarships are available to Phi Theta Kappa members. Other two-year college scholarships such as the Guistewhite Scholarship, Leaders of Promise and the $1000 Coca-Cola Scholarship are available. For the latest information, visit the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Page.


At the request of the member, Phi Theta Kappa headquarters will send a letter of recommendation to college admission counselors, scholarship committees, or potential employers.

Online Resources

Members can Get Connected to take advantage of great offers, discounts, and a host of online benefits.

Paid Travel

Active members in the Phi Theta Kappa chapters have a chance to have their airplane and hotel expenses paid to participate in national or regional conferences.


Members have numerous opportunities to serve as chapter, regional, or even international officers. Leadership training is also available to them through seminars and conferences.

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Chapters at MCC

MCC-Blue River

Charter Date: 11/01/1989

Contact for Officers, Committee Chairs & Advisors

Committee Chairs



Charter Date: 03/18/1969

  • Advisor - Keet Kopecky
  • President - Devin Wise
  • Vice President - Eden Craig
  • Vice President of Leadership – Rebecca Troyer
  • Vice President of Service – Vierra Natali
  • Vice President of Communication – Micaela Helvey
  • Vice President of Finance – Jordan Kelly

MCC-Maple Woods


Erin Lang
Ayanna Bridges
Mike Warren

Upsilon Xi Chapter Mission Statement

Our mission is to maintain the prestige of our chapter by getting directly involved with other chapters in our region to foster a united growth. We will hold awareness events and fundraising to local charities. We will educate potential members about the benefits of Phi Theta Kappa. We will consistently meet Pinnacle and Five Star Achievement Goals. We will focus on NHS Cooperative to extend service at the high school level. We will recognize academic excellence, as well as individual and team effort.

Creed of Upsilon Xi Chapter

The guiding principal of the Upsilon Xi Chapter is to provide Metropolitan Community College (MCC) students recognition and enhancement of academic excellence, to insure the highest degree of leadership training, to serve the community with unparalleled integrity and distinction, and to encourage fellowship within our membership by providing an intellectual atmosphere inspired by scholarly principles. To this, UX endeavors each other as brothers and sisters within the Chapter as well as with the international members of Phi Theta Kappa and challenges each to uphold the highest ideals and representation of our honor society. Membership in Upsilon Xi's Honor Society is a privilege bestowed upon those qualified scholars who have displayed a dedication of academic honor and service to our society and the surrounding communities. In the performance of Upsilon Xi's activities, truth shall be our quest, diligence our staff, and achievement our purpose.

MCC-Penn Valley

Charter Date: May 28, 1969

Requirements for membership:

  • At least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • At least 12 completed credit hours at Penn Valley in courses numbered 100 or above (ESL courses do not count towards the 12 credit hours)
  • After joining, maintenance of at least 3.0 GPA is required


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