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.
Fall Enrollment Period is Now Open!
Eligible students were sent an invitation, at their college-issued email address, at the beginning of the semester.
More information is available here.
2016-2017 Officer Team
President Natasha Albrecht email@example.com
Vice-President Kevin Brennan firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President Sean Ross email@example.com
Vice-President Deitra Starr Sandy firstname.lastname@example.org
Chapter Advisor Carolyn Mattern email@example.com
Upcoming Chapter Activities:
Sept. 1st-October 19th New Member Enrollment
October 19th 10:30-1:00 Students Engage Forum The Den
October 24th 12:00-1:30 Students Engage Forum The Den
October 26th 5:30-7:00 Induction Ceremony Community Room
October 29th 3:00-6:00 Trick or Treat on the Rocks Great Hall
November 8th 12:00 or 3:00 Member Meeting Mt. Evans Room
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!
Congratulations Alpha Kappa Sigma! Our chapter received two top awards at the International Convention last April.
Distinguished Honors in Action Award
This award recognizes the chapter's research project and exhibit which focused on the refugee issue in our country and people's attitudes towards refugees.
Continued Excellence Award
Chapters who have earned Distinguished Chapter recognition for three consecutive years are awarded the Continued Excellence Award. Only 10 chapters, out of nearly 1,300 world wide, received this honor.
Distinguished Chapter status, a top 30 chapter, is earned by receiving high scores in both the Honors in Action Project and College Project.
Congratulations Alpha Kappa Sigma! Our chapter was recognized as the top chapter in the Colorado/Wyoming Region at the Spring Convention,
held March 11th & 12th at RRCC.
In addition to being named the Most Distinguished Chapter, Alpha Kappa Sigma was recognized with the following awards:
5 Star Chapter
Distinguished Chapter Officer Team (Christa Roberts, Jayde Thompson, Stevie Hildebrandt, Barbara Goodnight)
Distinguished Chapter Officer-Christa Roberts
Distinguished Chapter Member-Kevin Brennan
College Project-3rd Place
Honors in Action Project-1st Place
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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
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