Phi Theta Kappa

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For more than 100 years, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has helped millions of high-achieving college students reach their full potential. We don’t just recognize their academic success; we give them opportunities to develop professional and leadership skills, earn scholarships, explore career paths — and make their worlds a lot bigger.

If you’re a Southwestern College student considering membership, look around, get to know us and learn more about the benefits and opportunities that await you.

Honors in Action

Honors in Action is undergraduate research made accessible to community college through the International honor society- Phi Theta Kappa. Honors in Action allows students to connect with local chapters to identify and research an issue on campus or in their community. Honors in Action (HIA) combines academic research, problem solving and action-oriented service to address real-world challenges in our communities. Students gain job-related experience while creating lasting impacts in their communities as they engage in HIA.

College Project

The College Project is designed to help your chapter develop and/or strengthen a supportive working relationship with your college administration.

Administrative support is essential for all active Phi Theta Kappa chapters – funding their travel, granting access to campus resources, and celebrating in person the chapter’s inductions. Instead of asking for a handout, this is your opportunity to offer a hand with whatever the college needs to support its mission.

Your project can be anything that benefits the college and is approved by the college administration – preferably the campus president/CEO.


Membership is a warm and welcoming committee that offers plenty of growth and leadership opportunities. There are a variety of duties membership committee is responsible for, such as assisting our public relations committee, coordinating with local nonprofits/organizations, organizing activities/ events to increase membership and member participation, and more. 

In this committee, you will work closely and divide the work with your team. You will surely find something within this committee that fits your passions, skills, or interests. Membership committee plays an essential role in our chapter as our main goal is to increase membership and member interaction. Currently, membership has some open leadership opportunities. Our open positions are for Co-chair of Membership, Photographers/ Videographers, Video Editors/Graphic Designers, and an Outreach Manager. If you are interested in learning more about membership committee or about our open leadership positions please join us at one of our committee meetings held every Thursday at 7 pm.