Phi Theta Kappa
SMCC has a very active chapter of Phi Theta Kappa
that provides students with the opportunity to develop their leadership
and organizational skills outside the classroom. The chapter is involved
with a wide variety of activities that benefit the Greater Portland community
or the SMCC college community.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges.
Founded in 1918 to give prestigious recognition to community college students
with excellent scholarship and character, Phi Theta Kappa has always maintained
fidelity to its founders commitment to provide enrichment in four
hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.
Driven by these ideas, the Society has grown from a handful of chapters
in Missouri to more than 1,100 chapters in all 50 states and inducted
annually. Cumulative membership exceeds 1,200,00 with some 80,000 members
Today, Phi Theta Kappa features some of the nations
finest educational programs for community college students. These programs
form the cornerstone of many community college successes in nurturing
intellectual curiosity, good citizenship and leadership potential.
Phi Theta Kappa programs include awards programs, an annual service program,
scholarship development activities, alumni programs, publications, a major
leadership development program supported by the Kellogg Foundation and
the multi-faceted honors program.
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship
among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa
shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service,
for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively
fellowship of scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing