In support of our continued excellence, Phi Theta Kappa has established four ideals (we call them hallmarks): Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship, and Service. The following is a condensed summary of the activities in which members of the Phi Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa participate.
Members must remain enrolled in at least one curriculum-level class per semester, accumulate an overall 3.5 GPA to get in, then maintain an overall GPA 3.25 to stay in. They are also encouraged to participate in events hosted by our chapter. Millions of dollars in scholarships are available for members for transfer institutions.
There are service events and on-campus opportunities to get involved through the Phi Lambda chapter. In addition, each year, new officers are elected from the general membership. Phi Theta Kappa members are in the top 1% of the school and are a part of the largest student organization at Central Piedmont. Phi Theta Kappa members are also encouraged to participate in the annual Student Leadership Conference and the Student Leadership Academy.
Meetings are conducted on campus every week to discuss and plan upcoming events and activities and the current honors topic. Opportunities to socialize with other members are scheduled throughout the year.
There are numerous agencies and several on-campus activities where members can perform service through out the year. Ongoing chapter activities include Fall Fest/International Spring Fest, Student Resources Day, and other Student Life and Service-Learning sponsored events. Some projects may revolve around the year's International Service Project.
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.” Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 by two-year college presidents in Missouri. The founders were seeking to recognize scholastic achievement by their students, and to establish a common purpose and standard for honors organizations on their different campuses. The founders chose to model their new Society after the prestigious senior honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. The name “Phi Theta Kappa” was taken from the initial letters of the three Greek words meaning “wisdom,” “aspiration,” and “purity.” Eleven years later, Phi Theta Kappa was officially recognized by the American Association of Junior Colleges on November 19, the date now traditionally observed as the Society’s Founders Day.
Review the Phi Theta Kappa constitution (PDF).