Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

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What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, serving 1,250 two-year colleges around the world and offering exclusive programs and benefits for members that contribute to a dynamic, multi-dimensional college experience. Promoting academic achievement is only part of Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose. Members are connected to a vast array of resources that provide academic enrichment and servant leadership opportunities. Scholarly and leadership development focus on career preparation and networking, community service, and developing tomorrow’s global leaders.


The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement for students of two-year colleges and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Phi Theta Kappa at Estrella Mountain

Beta Alpha Xi, the Estrella Mountain Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, has achieved an outstanding Five Star Ranking since forming in 1995, and, over recent years, has earned recognition as one of the most active chapters in the statewide Arizona Region of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

We look forward to building on our tradition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service to achieve even more successes in the years ahead.