Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa

Upcoming Dates

May 15, 9:00-12:00                      Plant-Away Stress and Potluck          Lakewood Campus

Meet at west entrance to replant PTK garden followed by a potluck.  Bring food or drink to share.  

June 2, 11:00-1:00                       Welcome Day                                    Great Hall

June 4th-18th   11:00-1:00          Relay for Life Fund Raising Table      The Bridge

June 17th      All Day                     Relay for Life Fund Raiser at Bob's Atomic Burgers        Golden

June 19th      6:00 p.m. -6:00 a.m.  Relay for Life                                 Multi-Purpose Field 

2015-2016 Chapter Officers

President:           Christa Roberts        croberts62@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Barbara Goodnight   bjgoodnight@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Stevie Hildebrandt    shildebrandt@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Jayde Thompson      jthompson91@student.cccs.edu

Carolyn Mattern 
Chapter Advisor



How do I join Phi Theta Kappa?

New members are invited to join during the spring and fall semester.  To be eligible students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in college-level courses at RRCC
  • Be degree-seeking
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Have completed 12 college-level credits at RRCC

Invitations are sent to eligible students in early February and early September.

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the two year college with over 1200 chapters worldwide. Membership is open only to students who meet the eligibility requirements. Our chapter, Alpha Kappa Sigma, plans activities throughout the year based on the society Hallmarks of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Fellowship.

Alpha Kappa Sigma invites new members to join during the fall and spring semesters. Eligible students, those who have a 3.5 GPA and have completed 12 credits of 100 level classes and above, will receive a letter of invitation from the college president.

Nerd Nation 2015

Our chapter officers returned from the 2015 International Phi Theta Kappa Convention with recognition as one of the top 30 chapters, from among nearly 1300 worldwide.  Alpha Kappa Sigma was recognized with a Distinguished Chapter Hallmark Award.  To be considered for a Distinguished Chapter Award, a chapter must submit entries for both the Honors in Action Project and College Project Award. Selection of the Distinguished Chapters is based solely on the written entries for these Hallmark Awards. The scores in each of the two Hallmark categories determine a chapter’s overall ranking.

Alpha Kappa Sigma also earned Five-Star Chapter status for the 12th year in a row.  Chapters need to accomplish a comprehensive list of services and programs throughout the year to be recognized at this top level.

Additionally, RRCC President, Michele Haney received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction.   College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Dr. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa’s Most Distinguished College President in 1984.


Officers who attended the convention in San Antonio were Natasha Albrecht, Ty Casias, Carisa Lovorn and Rebecca Winters.  


Spring 2015 Regional Convention

2015 Regional Convention         New officers, outgoing officers and friends     

Alpha Kappa Sigma was recognized with the following awards:

Most Distinguished Chapter

Five Star Chapter Award

College Project-1st Place

Honors in Action Project, Theme 2-1st Place

Honors in Action Project-2nd Place

Distinguished Chapter Officer-Natasha Albrecht

Regional Week of Service- 1st Place

College Fish/C4 Competition-2nd Place

Spring 2015 Induction Ceremony

Spring Induction Ceremony     Spring Awards     Induction Ceremony

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What are the benefits of being a member?

There are many opportunities for transfer scholarships, leadership development and service to the college and community. Members who become officers have opportunities to attend training and conferences at the regional and national levels.

What are some of the activities members participate in during the academic year?

Trick or Treat on the Rocks (a Halloween event for young children) Constitution Day, a research/service project based on the Honors Study Topic, a College Project to support the goals of the college, Relay for Life, Book Drives, Food Drives

What is the time commitment?

There is no requirement for service. Those who are interested in participating can volunteer for as little as an hour or two per event or as much as chairing a committee that works on a project over several weeks time.