Mu-Xi Chapter


Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, Canada and Germany.  In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

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.


Membership demonstrates a commitment to scholarship, there are many academic scholarships aimed at Phi Theta Kappans.

Some of these include the All-USA Academic Team Scholarship, the Guistwhite Scholarships, National Dean's List scholarships, Nota Bene Scholarships, and Honors Institute Scholarships…  Also, many four-year institutions offer transfer-scholarships exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. You can read about specific scholarships available to Phi Theta Kappa members at

Phi Theta Kappans are also entitled to wear a stole and tassel at graduation, distinguishing you as an honor society member. These items can be purchased from Phi Theta Kappa or earned through active participation in your chapter.


To be Eligible for Membership:

  • You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
  • You must have completed at least 12 hours of course work that may be applied to an associate degree.
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 to join and must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain a member of PTK.
  • You must adhere to the moral standards of the society.