Phi Theta Kappa
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa attempts to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible for membership in Theta Iota chapter, a student must have completed at least 12 semester hours and must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75. Remedial courses or courses below 100 level are excluded when number of hours and grade point average are determined. Induction is held in the fall and each spring semesters. For more information, visit www.ptk.org
In 2010-2011, Phi Theta Kappa challenged its chapters to explore this year's Honor Study Topic, The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril and Promise
. As the Theta Iota chapter planned its Honors in Action project, they did so with this topic in mind. The group decided to host a Political Forum on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in the Bevill Center. The group invited candidates seeking election to statewide office. The officers planned and executed the event including the development of the format and questions for the candidates. The event was not a debate but a forum during which candidates could respond to questions about statewide issues of interest to the students. The forum was opened to the students, faculty and staff and the community. Six candidates participated representing the races for State Senate District 9 and State House of Representatives Districts 26 and 27.
For more information, contact Phi Theta Kappa Sponsor Brittany Goble at firstname.lastname@example.org