About Phi Theta Kappa:
"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide 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."
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:
- recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students
- provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
Phi Theta Kappa traces its beginnings to a Society that originated with six charter members under the name of Kappa Phi Omicron at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, in 1910. The Society continued to grow and in the spring of 1918 was one of many honorary groups in Missouri. At a meeting of the presidents of the Missouri junior colleges for women in 1918, it was decided to organize a new honorary society, chapters of which would have a common character, stand, and similarity of organization. The name Phi Theta Kappa was chosen, and the Society was incorporated in Missouri as a national organization. Founders modeled many aspects of the new Society after the prestigious senior college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa. Today, Phi Theta Kappa enjoys membership opportunities not only from other colleges in the United States but from all over the world.
Alpha Phi Gamma, the Victor Valley College chapter, was chartered in February 1992 and has enjoyed a steady growth of membership. As an honor society, Phi Theta Kappa encourages academic scholarship by providing an opportunity to develop leadership skills. Phi Theta Kappa members graduate wearing a special honor society stole at commencement exercises and have their transcripts marked with the Phi Theta Kappa seal. Phi Theta Kappa membership is by invitation only to those who qualify.
To join the Alpha Phi Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have a 3.5 GPA or better, have 12 transferable units and pay a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $85.00.
ALPHA PHI GAMMA P.T.K. CHAPTER CONSTITUTION: