Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

South Campus Phi Theta Kappa


Welcome to the website of CCAC South Campus Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Iota Eta, a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International. Membership to the chapter is by invitation. Students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 credits at CCAC will receive a letter each semester inviting them to an orientation. Chapter activities include participation in regional and local meetings, conferences, scholarship opportunities, fundraisers and campus events. Members must maintain a 3.25 or higher GPA to remain in good standing.

Meetings are every Wednesday at 2:30 in the Learning Commons, L547!

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Spring 2013 Induction



On Sunday, May 5th 2013, the Alpha Iota Eta Chapter inducted 29 members to the chapter, and bestowed honorary membership on Tara Zirkel, departing advisor, and Virginia Moran, retiring instructor.

Alpha Iota Eta in San Jose- International Convention


In April 2013, Richard Pfab, Ashley Crisi and Gavin Bordogna traveled to San Jose, California for the 95th Annual International Convention!


The Alpha Iota Eta chapter created and distributed the Middle States Regional signs that are carried during convention general sessions.

Alpha Iota Eta in Baltimore!- Middle States Convention

In March 2013, the chapter traveled to the Middle States Convention at the Renaissance Baltimore Inner Harbor, where the chapter took home Middle States Gold Award- our first one! Advisor Ben Williams also won the Middle States Paragon Advisor Award.


With our fellow officers and advisors from the Community College of Philadelphia.


The Award, now proudly displayed in our display case.

Why should I join?

When you join Phi Theta Kappa, you become a member of one of the largest honoraries in the world. Only those with the highest grades in the community college setting are invited to Phi Theta Kappa.

How much of a time commitment is Phi Theta Kappa?

You only get what you want out of Phi Theta Kappa what you put in it–Phi Theta Kappa depends on you!

How much does it cost?

It costs $80, which is a one-time only membership fee. Each semester, the club selects at least one student to have their fee waived, based on what they can bring to the organization and on their financial need.

How often do they meet?

Phi Theta Kappa members meet on average, once a week. If you can't make it to the meetings, all members are invited to a discussion board on Blackboard, where online discussions, calendars of events and meeting minutes are posted, so all of our current members can stay connected!

What are the benefits?

Members are eligible for scholarships at institutions all over the United States, right down to our local schools including Robert Morris University, Carnegie Mellon and Duquesne. More scholarship info is available at the bottom of the page. You can also receive discounts on your car insurance, car rentals and more, visit the Phi Theta Kappa partners site for more information. We also have social events, conferences with other chapters and more!

When will invitations go out for Fall 2013?

Invitations were sent out to eligible students during the first week of school in August. 

Please email Ben Williams to RSVP or for more information if you feel you were overlooked.

I have more questions! Who do I ask?

For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, please contact Benjamin Williams, Chapter Advisor/Clubs & Organizations Specialist, at 412.469.6246. 

Phi Theta Kappa of South Campus
Alpha Iota Eta
Fall 2013 officers

President: Gavin Bordogna  
Vice-President: Constance Paras  
Fellowship Chair: Tina Beaver  
Treasurer: Kara Forse

Scholarships available to Phi Theta Kappa students include: 

  • All USA Academic Team Scholarships of $2,500
  • Guistwhite Scholarships of $5,000
  • Leaders of Promise Scholarships of $1,000
  • All Pennsylvania Academic Team Scholarships that include two years of tuition to any Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institution.
  • And scholarships awarded by specific institutions including
    • Carlow University
    • Chatham University
    • Duquesne University
    • La Roche College
    • Point Park University
    • and many more across our area!

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New Phi Theta Kappa Members at South Campus