Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa

Alpha Kappa Sigma returned from their annual international convention in April of 2014 with a record number of awards. 
PTK chapter advisor Carolyn Mattern, officers Savina Cancino, Rebecca Winters, and Cody Oldham, and regional officer Rita Erickson attended the conference, which took place this year in Orlando, FL.  Among their nine awards, RRCC’s Alpha Kappa Sigma earned 7th place for Distinguished Chapter, which is selected from over 1,300 chapters in the world.
The chapter earned the following awards:

  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Theme Award - “Culture of Competition”
  • Continued Excellence Advisor - Carolyn Mattern
  • Distinguished Officer Team - Savina Cancino, Rebecca Winters and Cody Oldham
  • Distinguished Officer - Savina Cancino
  • Distinguished College Project
  • Distinguished Chapter
  • Top 100 Chapters list
  • 7th Finalist for Distinguished Chapter

The chapter won the Distinguished Honors in Action award for their research project, which focused on the Culture of Competition.  They studied the impact of competition among non-profit agencies and implemented a donation drive for three agencies as part of the project.

The team’s awarding-winning “Distinguished College Project” is the Fox Star Challenge volunteer contest. Beginning last fall, students were encouraged to volunteer—on campus or within the community—with a goal of 5,000 total volunteer hours by the end of spring semester.  This week, the chapter achieved their goal.  One lucky student won a drawing for a free 3-credit class at Red Rocks.

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.

Alpha Kappa Sigma invites new members to join during the fall and spring semesters. Eligible students, those who have a 3.5 GPA and have completed 12 credits of 100 level classes and above, will receive a letter of invitation from the college president.

Upcoming Dates

October 31

3:00-6:00 PM

Trick or Treat on the Rocks

Great Hall

November 11

5:00-6:00 PM

Member Meeting

Mt. Evans Room

November 12

11:00 AM -12:00 PM

Member Meeting

Mt. Evans Room

November 21

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Craft Your Career Expo

Great Hall

December 1


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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, Satellite Seminars on the Honors Study Topic, 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.