Founded in 1918, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the oldest, most prestigious and largest academic honor society in American higher education with over 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters around the world. The American Association of Community Colleges designated Phi Theta Kappa as the official academic honor society of community colleges. Membership is a special honor as it permanently recognizes a student’s hard work and academic excellence.
Phi Theta Kappa is made up of diverse individuals who share a common commitment to learning and a proven record of academic success. Members enjoy unique benefits and opportunities, the most significant of which is access to nearly $90 million in transfer and competitive scholarships. Additionally, there are innovative programs, exclusive services, and array of membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa that are unequaled among honor societies. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a lifetime membership, so access to all of these benefits will last…forever!
To be eligible for this invitation-only opportunity, currently enrolled students must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.50 or higher with at least 12 CCAC credits completed excluding developmental courses. Student eligibility modifies each semester after academic grades are posted, so new invitations are sent via email each February, June and September. Typically, this outstanding group of honor students is the top 10 percent of the CCAC student body.
At CCAC, there are four Phi Theta Kappa chapters, one at each of the four main campuses.
The chapters send invitations to students from their “home campus;” however, students
may join their preferred campus chapter. If you do not receive an invitation but believe
that you are eligible for membership, please inquire by sending
your name and Student ID number to a chapter contact advisor. There is much more to learn about Phi Theta Kappa at www.ptk.org!
To learn more about PTK and get connected with a chapter advisor, email Student Life & Engagement.
Psi Beta is a national honor society for students attending two-year colleges. Founded in 1982, Psi Beta is a certified member of the National Association of College Honor Societies, Affiliate of the American Psychological Association, and Affiliate of the American Psychological Society.
Students who plan to major or minor in psychology, as well as students who simply have an interest in psychology are invited to participate. The society’s mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy by promoting and recognizing excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Psi Beta’s National Council guides the affairs and policies of the organization.
CCAC Psi Beta chapter activities and events are facilitated by student members and faculty advisors.
Minimum qualifications for membership:
- Completed a college psychology course with a grade of B or higher.
- Completed 12 or more CCAC credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.25 or higher.
- Interested in psychology.
- Good standing in the community.
Currently, Psi Beta chapters are hosted at North Campus and South Campus. CCAC students are welcome to join the chapter of their choice. Students who meet minimum membership requirements will receive a membership invitation. Chapter advisors will verify qualifications and provide an invitation code to use for membership registration and payment of the one-time $50 membership fee.
Originally founded in 2004, Delta Alpha Pi is an academic honor society that recognizes high-achieving students with disabilities who are attending community colleges and universities. This dynamic organization celebrates and supports academic achievement, leadership and advocacy for college students with disabilities. Including CCAC, over 150 institutions nationwide have established chapters of “DAPi,” the Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society.
Membership is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following criteria:
- Present with a documented disability and work with one of the faculty or staff members in the Office of Disability Services, or self-identify as an individual with a disability.
- Demonstrate an interest in disability issues.
- Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.10 or higher.
- Graduate students must have completed a minimum of 18 credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.30 or higher.
Top 10 Benefits of DAPi membership:
- Recognition as an honor student who happens to have a disability.
- Membership in a dynamic organization with over 3200 members nationwide, and growing!
- Participate in a community of like-minded students who also are high-achievers with a disability and who support rather than criticize.
- Develop and enhance leadership skills by becoming an officer or a mentor.
- Acquire or improve advocacy skills for yourself and for others with disabilities.
- Learn to plan and implement activities and events to educate others about disability issues.
- Help to lessen the stigma surrounding disability and demonstrate that students with disabilities can be and are successful.
- Wear the DAPi blue and gold honor cords at Commencement.
- Apply for the $2000 DAPi scholarship which is awarded annually to an active undergraduate member of a chapter of DAPi.
- Enhance your resume through membership in an academic honor society.
Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society work for an “aDAPtable” world by participating in chapter and society activities designed to educate their colleges and communities about disability issues and the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning.
Become a part of this growing organization that celebrates and supports academic achievement for post-secondary students with disabilities. Current CCAC students who meet membership eligibility requirements may join the CCAC chapter of their choice at Boyce Campus or South Campus.