Phi Theta Kappa is an “invitation only” student club. The current requirements to receive an invitation are: a 3.5 cumulative GPA, current enrollment at Salt Lake Community College and a completion of at least nine credit hours upon application.
If each of these are met, an email from the chapter president and an invitation by mail will be sent directly to the applicant.
“After searching for a club able to match my ambition and motivation, Phi Theta Kappa sent me an invitation to join,” says President Chris Thompson. “For me it became a ‘no-brainer’ decision.”
Phi Theta Kappa offers a variety of service opportunities throughout the year as well as leadership positions within the organization. Members are also recognized at graduation with Phi Theta Kappa regalia and are mentioned as members on their college diploma.
According to Thompson, Phi Theta Kappa members are given the chance to apply for over $87 million in scholarships within the organization “a benefit unmatched by other honor societies and other SLCC student clubs.”
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that began in 1910. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized the organization as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
In 2011-2012, SLCC awarded the local Phi Theta Kappa chapter the “Service Project of the Year” for its work at the Ronald McDonald House.
“Phi Theta Kappa will help students create a well-rounded college experience,” says Thompson. “I feel the four hallmarks [Fellowship, Leadership, Service and Scholarship] were exactly the challenge I needed to create the well-rounded education that I desired from SLCC.”