The Benefits of Phi Theta Kappa

Rebecca Christensen, Cactus Staff Writer

If you have a 3.5 GPA, and you want more bling when you graduate, you may consider accepting the Phi Theta Kappa invitation you might receive in the mail. Phi Theta Kappa is almost a century old and carries the weight and value of that age in its society and name.

By joining the society, you gain access to the many benefits it offers, including scholarships, and cultural excursions.

Once you join, you’re a member for life, whether you graduate at CAC or transfer to another college or university. Though you need a 3.5 GPA to join, you only need to maintain a 3.0 GPA to stay in Phi Theta Kappa. You have to have at least 12 credits to be nominated, as well as meet the other requirements.

Phi Theta Kappa is an organization for two-year colleges, and was founded in 1918. The CAC sector has been on campus for at least ten years, and is very active at the three original campuses. Phi Theta Kappa is part of the Alpha Theta Delta chapter. Even though Phi Theta Kappa is Greek, the organization isn’t really part of the Greek Society, which means there’s no wild parties or hazing going on here. At least, not when the teachers are around.

The day that I talked to the Phi Theta Kappa representative, Heather Moulton, she had brought out the CAC Mission to Complete banner, which had hundreds of signatures over it. It’s a yearly banner that students sign as a way of promising to graduate from CAC, and either go into the work field or transfer to a university.

Phi Theta Kappa gives back to the community through opportunities for students to volunteer in Pinal County, and Arizona in general.

On February 24th, Phi Theta Kappa is hosting an open house from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in room T201 at the Signal Peak Campus for any interested in learning more. An open house will also be held from 2:00 to 3:00pm in room C110 at Superstition Mountain Campus. On February 25th, an open house will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am in room A102 at the Maricopa Campus.