Alpha Theta Omicron Chapter
Rio Salado College
SCHOLARSHIP -- LEADERSHIP -- SERVICE -- FELLOWSHIP
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education with over 2 million members and more than 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship while also promoting leadership, service, and fellowship.
Alpha Theta Omicron is the Rio Salado chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Members of Alpha Theta Omicron meet regularly to discuss chapter needs and concerns as we actively promote scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Our chapter has an award-winning tradition and encourages new members to become involved. See below for contact information.
Recent chapter events have included a College Fair during October 2012 and an Honors-in-Action project completed during December 2012. At the College Fair, Rio Salado attended presentations and visited with transfer colleges (ASU, NAU, and more) and Rio Salado services providers. The Honors-in-Action project was completed by two members—Emily Carlson and Brandon Jones—who created the following website to highlight their research in the area of Competition in Education: http://alphathetaomicron.net46.net/competition-in-education/
What are the benefits of membership in Phi Theta Kappa?
The benefits of Phi Theta Kappa are many and diverse:
- Membership in a prestigious organization
- The right to designate membership on job and college applications
- Scholarship opportunities
- Opportunities for service in the community
- Opportunities for fellowship and interaction with college students
- Enrollment in CollegeFish.org—a college transfer planning program
- Access to the Five Star Competitive Edge professional development program
- Membership certificate, identification card, and membership pin
- Gold seal on diploma, notation on transcript, and the opportunity to purchase a PTK stole and tassel for graduation
- Letters of recommendation to potential employers and college admissions counselors
What are the membership requirements?
To be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, have completed a minimum of 12 college credits, and be currently enrolled in at least one class with Rio Salado College. Additionally, there is a one-time membership fee of $84.00. This fee helps cover operating costs for Alpha Theta Omicron, Phi Theta Kappa for the Arizona region, and Phi Theta Kappa International.
How do I join?
If you think you meet the above criteria but have not been sent an invitation letter to join, please contact Rio's Phi Theta Kappa advisor at John.Bastian@riosalado.edu or 480-517-8656. The advisor can provide guidance as to how to enroll online or can provide an application for you to enroll.
Contact one of our advisors or student officers listed on our side links with questions or if you would like more information.