Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the two year college with over 1200 chapters worldwide. Membership is open only to students who meet the eligibility requirements. Our chapter, Alpha Kappa Sigma, plans activities throughout the year based on the society Hallmarks of Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Fellowship.

How do I join Phi Theta Kappa?

New members are invited to join during the spring and fall semester. To be eligible students must:

  • Be currently enrolled in college-level courses at RRCC
  • Be degree-seeking
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
  • Have completed 12 college-level credits at RRCC

Invitations are sent to eligible students in early February and early September.  Watch your college-issued email!

Upcoming Dates

January 25- March 3                        New Member Enrollment

January 26                11:00-1:00     Welcome Day                                        Great Hall

February 9                11:00-12:00   Member Meeting                                   Mt. Evans Room

February 9                4:30-5:30       Member Meeting                                   Mt. Evans Room     

February 16              5:15-6:00       New Member Information Session         Mt. Evans Room

February 17             12:15-1:00      New Member Information Session         Mt. Evans Room

February 22nd - 25th                        Chapter Officer Elections

March  11th- 12th                             Regional Convention                            RRCC

March 16th                5:30-7:00       New Member Induction Ceremony        Community Room


2015-2016 Chapter Officers

President:           Christa Roberts         croberts62@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Barbara Goodnight    bjgoodnight@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Stevie Hildebrandt    shildebrandt@student.cccs.edu
Vice-President:  Jayde Thompson       jthompson91@student.cccs.edu

Carolyn Mattern 
Chapter Advisor


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What are the benefits of being a member?

There are many opportunities for transfer scholarships, leadership development and service to the college and community. Members who become officers have opportunities to attend training and conferences at the regional and national levels.

What are some of the activities members participate in during the academic year?

Trick or Treat on the Rocks (a Halloween event for young children) Constitution Day, a research/service project based on the Honors Study Topic, a College Project to support the goals of the college, Relay for Life, Book Drives, Food Drives

What is the time commitment?

There is no requirement for service. Those who are interested in participating can volunteer for as little as an hour or two per event or as much as chairing a committee that works on a project over several weeks time.

2015 Honors Institute, University of New Mexico

Phi Theta Kappa Relay for  Life Team


Nerd Nation 2015

Our chapter officers returned from the 2015 International Phi Theta Kappa Convention with recognition as one of the top 30 chapters, from among nearly 1300 worldwide. Alpha Kappa Sigma was recognized with a Distinguished Chapter Hallmark Award. To be considered for a Distinguished Chapter Award, a chapter must submit entries for both the Honors in Action Project and College Project Award. Selection of the Distinguished Chapters is based solely on the written entries for these Hallmark Awards. The scores in each of the two Hallmark categories determine a chapter’s overall ranking.

Alpha Kappa Sigma also earned Five-Star Chapter status for the 12th year in a row. Chapters need to accomplish a comprehensive list of services and programs throughout the year to be recognized at this top level.

Additionally, RRCC President, Michele Haney received the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Dr. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa’s Most Distinguished College President in 1984.


Officers who attended the convention in San Antonio were Natasha Albrecht, Ty Casias, Carisa Lovorn and Rebecca Winters.

Spring 2015 Regional Convention

2015 Regional ConventionNew officers, outgoing officers and friends


Alpha Kappa Sigma was recognized with the following awards:

  • Most Distinguished Chapter
  • Five Star Chapter Award
  • College Project-1st Place
  • Honors in Action Project, Theme 2-1st Place
  • Honors in Action Project-2nd Place
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer-Natasha Albrecht
  • Regional Week of Service- 1st Place
  • College Fish/C4 Competition-2nd Place

Spring 2015 Induction Ceremony

Spring Induction CeremonySpring AwardsInduction Ceremony