Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. 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 all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:
- Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and;
- Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
Phi Theta Kappa focuses on 4 hallmarks:
Scholarship, Leadership, Service, & Fellowship.
The Scholarship Hallmark concentrates on implementing the Honors Study Topic.
The Leadership Hallmark is dedicated to encourage leadership in our chapter, campus, and community. Omicron Beta has officers and coordinator positions for different roles.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society strongly endorses the concept of service to the college and the community as our scholarly responsibility.
The Fellowship Hallmark focuses on working together as a team and encouraging unity in our college, community and other Phi Theta Kappa Chapters. It encourages us to balance our studying and work, as well as participation in community service projects.