Phi Theta Kappa

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges.  Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides 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.  Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation of your local chapter.


Who Can Join Phi Theta Kappa?

Kennebec Valley Community College students who meet the following criteria are invited to join the Beta Delta Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.  Invitations are issued twice each year to students who:

  • Are in an Associate’s degree program
  • Have completed 12 or more credits at KVCC
  • Have attained a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher


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Why Join Phi Theta Kappa?

The reasons for joining Phi Theta Kappa are many.  Our Chapter is very active both on campus and in the greater KVCC community.  Each year, through service projects and the Honors in Action program, members have the opportunity to engage in the Four Hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa; Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.   Additionally, members have access to scholarships and transfer services that are not available to non-members.  At graduation, many members choose to celebrate their academic achievements by wearing the Phi Theta Kappa stole and cords.


Contact Us?

Contact the advisors for Phi Theta Kappa at


Jessica Gleason, PTA Faculty and Karleen Howard, Director of Financial Aid



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