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About Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. Its mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs. The mission, however, is just a small part of who we are.

Phi Theta Kappa is a dynamic, energetic, and powerful organization through which two-year college students certainly gain recognition for their achievements, but, more importantly, are given important opportunities to improve themselves, the Society, and human civilization. Through partnerships with various local, national, and international charities and service organizations, members of Phi Theta Kappa have volunteered millions of hours of their time to help fight cancer, protect our environment, build homes for those suffering after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and much more. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa can be an excellent opportunity for one to begin accomplishing great things!

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Society Hallmarks

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is guided by the hallmarks, or cornerstones, of our Society: Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Fellowship. Through these hallmarks, we endeavor to improve ourselves, our communities, and the world.

Through leadership, members of the Society take active roles in improving the lives of others, and try to engage other people to do so as well. Leadership activities can include working with other chapters to accomplish a common goal, reaching out to the community for service projects, and taking an active role in helping the chapter’s campus.

By maintaining high standards of scholarship, members of the Society engage themselves to be more aware of the world and to think critically about how to make the world a better place. Through Honors Satellite Seminars produced by Phi Theta Kappa in association with USA Today, members learn more about the Honors Study Topic and engage one another in discussion of important issues.

Service to the community is also a hallmark of the Society, and that service is a fundamental part of who Phi Theta Kappa is. From helping cleanup our local communities to helping national organizations like the Muscular Dystrophy Association raise money, Phi Theta Kappans all over the world are working together to help improve the world. As Peter Parker’s uncle Ben said in Spider-Man, “with great power comes great responsibility.”

Last, but least by no means, is fellowship within the society. Phi Theta Kappa members spend every opportunity they can working together on the other three hallmarks, and in the process make friends and build relationships that last a lifetime. Phi Theta Kappans believe that through building these bonds and helping one another, we build a stronger society and are more able to shape the future.

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Active Campus Participation

Xi Lambda also tries to make an impact on life on campus - we are among the Student Activities Office's go-to clubs, and we help with any event on campus that we can. In the past, we have sponsored New Student Orientation, Club Days, various movie nights and socials, and and do everything we can to give back to our campus. Through working together to help the campus and the community, we often make friends who are with us years, even decades, whether they are fellow members, Student Activities Office staff, or even professors!

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For more information...

Interested? The Xi Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is eager to induct new members. More details about requirements for active membership are in our bylaws, but even if you don't qualify, we would love to add you to our rolls as a provisional member. We have regular chapter meetings to which the general public is invited, so feel free to come see us at any of our meetings, or at any event we post on this Web site. We love seeing new faces!

For more information about the Society at the international level, visit the Phi Theta Kappa Web site, and be sure to research the history of the Society. More information on the Missouri region, and many of our sister chapters, can be obtained at the Regional Web site.

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The views of this organization do not necessarily represent the views of the College, its administration, faculty or the Board of Trustees.

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This Web presence is maintained by the VP of Communications of the Xi Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in association with the Student Activities Office of St. Louis Community College at Meramec. Questions? Contact our Web Mistress.


Last updated:  11/08/2007

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