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Spring induction ceremonies at Des Moines Area Community College were held on all of our campuses.  Students were encouraged to join Phi Theta Kappa!  If you missed out on this opportunity, please contact one of our Phi Theta Kappa advisors and we will be happy to share information with you about this prestigious Honor Society. You can always contact Nancy Woods if you have any questions at:  nawoods@dmacc.edu 

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic society recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges (AACJC). The Des Moines Area Community College has a chapter at each of its 6 campuses. There are more than 1,200 chapters worldwide.

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918 and has become the largest and the most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world.

Our Mission

"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."

Established in 1918 by Missouri two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1100 chapters located in 50 united states, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges and in 2000 the Association of College Honor Societies recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the general scholarship honor society serving associate degree granting institutions.

Today Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau.

The innovative programs and services and array of membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa are unequaled among honor societies. Co-curricular programs focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. It is estimated that 200,000 students participate in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year.

The average age of a new member is 29, ranging from 18 to 80. Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership. The average Phi Theta Kappan is enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.8. The most popular major of Phi Theta Kappans in 2004 was Nursing, followed closely by Education and Business.

DMACC Phi Theta Kappa Boone Chapter

Boone Campus
Advisor - Nancy WoodsTau Phi Chapter
Phone: 515-433-5061
E-mail: nawoods@dmacc.edu




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