Phi Theta Kappa


The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. To achieve this purpose, the national Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Standards of Excellence

According to the PTK website,, more than 75,000 students each year accept membership in Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for membership a student must:

  • Have completed a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work, with either part-time or full-time status.

  • Earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment at Arizona Western College, and maintain a 3.50 GPA or higher.  A GPA below 3.50 will place the student on a one-semester probation, with the opportunity to improve their academic standing.

  • Part-time and full-time students at Arizona Western College are eligible for membership through our AWC chapter, Sigma Beta.

How to Join Phi Theta Kappa

First pick up an application form at the Honors Program office in room LR 086.  

or you can mail your request to:

Sigma Beta, Phi Theta Kappa
AWC Honors Program, LR 086
Arizona Western College
P.O. Box 929
Yuma, AZ 85366-0929

An eligible student will pay an application fee of $70 at the AWC business office and then drop off her/his completed application and the fee payment receipt to the Honors Program Senior Secretary for processing.  Within 4-6 weeks thereafter an inductee can anticipate receiving a certificate of membership and a membership pin through the mail.

To learn more or to explore scholarship opportunities, please visit the National Phi Theta Kappa Website:

Contact Info

Phone: (928) 344-7685
Fax: (928) 344-7686
Location: LR 86
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm