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Honors Program

Student Organizations

Phi Theta Kappa

The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, established in 1918, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and over 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. Its purpose is to nurture academic excellence by promoting an intellectual climate and a special sense of community among high achieving students. Upon induction into Phi Theta Kappa, members pledge to uphold the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service. Xi Kappa, the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Kingsborough Community College, began in 1965 shortly after the college was founded. 

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa affords numerous benefits including prestigious transfer scholarships, networking opportunities, recommendation letters, participation in regional and national honors conferences, and more. Your Phi Theta Kappa induction is also noted on your official college transcript and honors regalia - a gold silk stole and tassel - will be made available for you to purchase for Commencement.


  • Students must have earned 12 or more credits and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher with no grades of D, F, FIN, INC, R, or WU.

  • To remain in good standing, inducted students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

Eligible students will be contacted directly and invited to join Phi Theta Kappa.