Joining Our Chapter
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa, and Xi Lambda in particular, is an exciting opportunity for any Meramec student. In addition to the transcript notation, the recognition at four-year schools, and access to the Society’s stole and tassel at graduation, members of Xi Lambda are given opportunities no club on campus can offer:
- The opportunity to have discussions on important issues outside class,
- An outlet for serving your community almost every week of the semester,
- Leadership positions that earn respect at four-year institutions and around the country,
- Access to high-profile, Phi Theta Kappa exclusive scholarships for use both now and at four-year schools, and,
- A lifelong connection to the society through both alumni associations and lasting friendships.
Requirements for Membership
Applicants to the Xi Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa must meet the following conditions:
- Twelve (12) credit hours completed at St. Louis Community College at Meramec,
- Cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 out of four,
- Active members must pay an $85 lifetime membership free; transfer students who are already members of Phi Theta Kappa must pay a $15 transfer membership fee. (see note below)
Provisional members, that is, students wanting to engage themselves in Phi Theta Kappa but do not meet the above conditions, are welcome at any time. Provisional members are encouraged to participate in meetings and events – the only drawback is the lack of voting rights.
Students wishing to apply to join our Society should contact the chapter advisor or any officer.
Levels of Membership
There are three levels of membership in Phi Theta Kappa at Meramec:
- Active members participate in events and meetings when they have time, and voice their opinions to officers about the direction of the chapter. Review the Five-star Membership Program for additional incentives for active membership.
- Project managers take an active role in preparing for Phi Theta Kappa events.
- Officers are the leaders of Xi Lambda and keep the chapter running.
Note about membership fee: students who are unable to pay the membership fees should contact the chapter advisor for other options.