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Phi Theta Kappa

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Summary of Bylaws

  Phi Theta Kappa is the international two-year college honor society. It is loosely affiliated with Phi Beta Kappa, the most prestigious collegiate honor society in the United States. Fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service are the four hallmarks of excellence emphasized by Phi Theta Kappa.
  • Incoming freshmen may join as provisional members before they have completed 12 units at SCC. Evidence of at least a 3.5 high school GPA must be provided. Once 12 units have been completed, a provisional member may become an official member and any hours completed during provisional membership may be applied towards an enhanced membership status.
  • Members must donate at least 5 hours of time per semester to be considered for scholarships and graduation regalia (enhanced membership). Attending a meeting counts as one hour.
  • All officers must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled in at least 6 units.

What are the benefits of being a member?


Members have access to numerous scholarships nationwide, including almost $30 million in scholarships reserved by transfer institutions for Phi Theta Kappans exclusively.

Phi Theta Kappans receive transcript notation and special diploma seal, as well as special recognition at graduation.

Who is eligible?


SCC students, both part-time and full-time, who:

  • have completed at least 12 transferable units at SCC or SAC.
  • have maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 in those 12 units as well as cumulatively.
  • have adhered to the RSCCD’s student code of conduct.
  • are citizens in good standing of their country.

An Invitation


Any student meeting the eligibility requirements is invited to join SCC’s Beta Eta Rho Chapter.

Members of Santa Ana College’s Alpha Beta chapter are welcome to transfer their memberships .
The SCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor is: Scott Howell (714) 628-4941.

PTK President:   Erica Floyd
PTK Vice President:   Rebecca Mikhail
PTK Treasurer:   Steven Soltani
PTK Secretary:   Brittany Kastens