Phi Theta Kappa Requirements and Responsibilities

Membership Requirements

Active members

Membership is based on recognition of academic achievement. Each candidate for membership must be currently enrolled and must have completed 12 credits of associate degree coursework at RACC, with a grade point average of 3.6, adhere to the school conduct code, and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 must be maintained. If the cumulative GPA falls below 3.5, the member has one term in which to bring the average to 3.5. If the member fails to raise the cumulative GPA to 3.5 after one term, his/her name will be removed from the local chapter roll and from the Phi Theta Kappa International roll as well.

Members are considered "active members" so long as they are currently enrolled in RACC and maintain the 3.5 GPA. Members who have graduated from the college but are still enrolled, are considered active members and are entitled to the benefits of general membership.

Provisional members

A provisional member of Phi Theta Kappa is a student who, in the opinion of the local chapter, has shown an active interest in the affairs of the society and who serves the society in some special capacity, but who does not meet the full requirements for membership. Chapter requirements for admission as a provisional member shall be academic excellence as defined by a 3.6 GPA with six or more credits of associate degree coursework taken at RACC. Provisional members have two terms to bring their provisional membership status up to general membership status. It is the responsibility of the student seeking provisional membership to petition, in writing, the chapter president.

In order to become a provisional member, a student must have completed the required hours of associate degree coursework at RACC, adhere to the school conduct code, and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Provisional members will not be affiliated with the International Phi Theta Kappa Society, cannot hold office, and cannot vote on chapter, regional or national matters.

Alumni Members

Alumni members are former members of the society who terminated their active membership in good standing, with a minimum of one year's enrollment at RACC. Alumni members are entitled to all the privileges of full members except the right to vote or hold office.

Honorary Members

Honorary membership may be granted to individuals who have rendered distinguished service. Honorary members may not vote or hold office.

Transfer Members

Phi Theta Kappa members in good standing from another chapter who wish to transfer into the Alpha Sigma Rho chapter must meet the chapter maintenance requirements of a 3.5 GPA.

Membership Responsibilities

  • Payment of lifetime Phi Theta Kappa membership fee of $60
  • Payment of regional fee of $5
  • Payment of local chapter fee of $5
  • Maintenance of GPA of 3.5 or higher