Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of junior, technical and community colleges. At Cisco, the Alpha Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa promotes scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students.
Phi Theta Kappa was founded in 1918 to give prestigious recognition to two year college students with excellent scholarship and character. Phi Theta Kappa was founded on a commitment to provide enrichment in four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Since its inception, the society has grown from a handful of chapters in Missouri to almost 1,200 chapters and 120 alumni chapters in all 50 states and abroad. Texas has approximately eighty chapters in its region.
For more information, visit the official website of Phi Theta Kappa.
Lori Grubbs, Director of Student Success Pograms and Transition Centers
Julie Paredes, AEC Transition Center
In order to be inducted as a member, the Alpha Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa requires a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a total of 12 associate degree credit hours taken at the college. Members must maintain a 3.0 GPA . If members fall below the maintenance grade point average, they have one semester of academic probation before membership is revoked.
Q. Are students pursuing certificate programs rather than associate degree programs eligible for membership?
A. MAYBE. A certificate student may be eligible for membership if the student has accumulated at least 12 hours of course work that could be applied toward an associate degree at the two-year college where the student is currently enrolled. Students enrolled in programs that ONLY offer a certificate are not eligible; this includes biotechnology, cosmetology, pharmacy tech, real estate, fire tech and surgical tech students. As we add additional degrees options, this list will change.
Q. Can a high school student who is taking college credit be a member of Phi Theta Kappa?
A. YES. A high school student enrolled at a two-year college who completes at least 12 credit hours of associate degree course work with the required cumulative GPA is eligible for membership.
Q. Can a community college student who has already earned a degree be a member?
A. YES. A student with a degree who is enrolled at the community college is eligible for membership if that student completes at least 12 hours of associate degree course work with the required cumulative GPA at the two-year college he or she is presently attending.
Q. When do students become eligible?
A. Invitations to join are sent to currently enrolled students the semester after they complete 12 credit hours of associate degree applicable course work.