Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Community (and 2-year) College academic honor society. Its primary purposes are to recognize outstanding academic achievement at the community college level; to enhance academic development through the Honors Topic; to develop leadership skills in its members; and to offer a variety of community service activities.

The Alpha Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at De Anza College was chartered (by founding advisor Charles Klein) during the 1989-90 academic year, and the first formal Induction Ceremony of chartering members was May, 1990. Approximately 100 DAC students become members each quarter; each year there are over 100,000 community college students nationwide who join this honor society.
 You may want to obtain more information via the International Phi Theta Kappa website

Here are some typical questions and answers (especially about grade-point averages) that arise when considering becoming a member of the organization: Frequently Asked Questions

There are two types of scholarships offered through Phi Theta Kappa: University transfer scholarships ( , offered directly by the university ); and those offered by Phi Theta Kappa ( Scholarships Through Phi Theta Kappa ).

Minimum requirements for membership are:
• current enrollment at De Anza College with at least 3 letter-grade units (classes taken pass/fail are not considered)

• a minimum of 18 letter grade units already completed at DAC (known as the cumulative "GPA Hours"; do not use the "Earned hours", as this includes pass/fail units, which do not count towards your GPA; coursework at another college -even Foothill- is not applicable)

• a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50
Membership enrollment can be completed on-line and paid for with a credit card. A special membership code number is required, and is sent directly to you by email for your use. One-time Membership Dues of $95.00 is assessed to complete your membership process; the dues covers International, Regional, and Chapter dues. This is a lifetime membership; however, do read Item 1 of the Frequently Asked Questions document regarding membership. When you submit an on-line application, please enter your name exactly as you want it to appear on your membership card and certificate.

If you missed a previous opportunity to enroll in Phi Theta Kappa, then you will have to wait until the next term (summer excluded) and wait for another email invitation or apply here.

Phi Theta Kappa Website Information:

NV/CA Region

International Phi Theta Kappa

Contact Mehrdad Khosravi directly if you need any additional information.

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