About Phi Theta Kappa

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918. More than 1.2 million members have been inducted at 1200 colleges in the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories and military installations abroad. Some famous alumni include Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former UN Ambassador; H Ross Perot, entrepreneur and Presidential candidate; Jim Lehrer, host of PBS News Hour; Fred Haise, Apollo-13 astronaut; H Ben Kinchlow, host of 700 Club; and Sela Ward, Emmy Award winning actress.

Benefits of membership include: a golden pin, certificate, KVCC transcript notation, the right to wear the golden stole and tassel at graduation, seal on diploma, subscription to Society publications, and eligibility for scholarships, including transfer scholarships to Michigan universities.

Requirements for membership: Enrollment in a program at KVCC leading to an Associate’s Degree, completion of at least 12 credit hours that count toward the degree, a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and full rights of citizenship from the student’s country. Each semester the chapter advisers mail invitations to eligible students giving information about meetings, payment, and induction. If students think they qualify but do not receive invitations, they should check with the Advisers Cristina Babaris, Urminda Firlan.


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.

Alpha Rho Nu is an active chapter, offering activities in the four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Other than maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or better, however, there are no requirements for continuing membership.

Scholarship * Leadership * Service * Fellowship


Bylaws Committee

Fellowship Committee

Honors in Actions Committee

Service Committee

Scrapbook Committee

Year End Committee