Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the officially recognized honor society for two-year colleges. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is now an international organization in nine countries with more than 3 million members. Its mission is to recognize and encourage scholarship, provide an opportunity for leadership and service, and create an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas, lively fellowship, and academic excellence.

CTC’s Sigma Iota Chapter

Sigma Iota is the Central Texas College Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The Sigma Iota Chapter supports all departments and recognizes the highest achieving students in all areas of study. Enrollment is open to face-to-face and online students as well as students at any CTC location who meet the eligibility requirements.

Chapter meetings are held on the first and third Fridays of the month. Please contact or for current meeting location and time.

Eligibility & Membership


Students may self-initiate membership by submitting an application, be recommended by faculty or staff, or be invited by the local chapter.  Students who wish to enroll but have not yet met the requirements for active membership may participate as provisional members.


To be eligible for membership students must: 


  • Be enrolled at Central Texas College in an associate degree program.
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree program.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.5.
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the society.


*New members must pay one-time dues of $79.00


Application Deadlines


Fall: November 15th

Spring: April 15th

Summer: August 1st



Phi Theta Kappa membership guarantees you access to more benefits than any other student organization. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key membership pin, membership certificate and identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Phi Theta Kappa member. Membership also provides exclusive access to online benefits including the eScholarship Directory, listing information on scholarships designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members and letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment.

Contact Information

Maria Elmshauser, Chapter Advisor


Sigma Iota Chapter

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