Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa, established in 1918, is the oldest international honor society of the two-year college. The local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Rho Upsilon, was chartered in May 1990. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students.
To qualify for membership, a student must have good moral character, be enrolled in an associate degree program, have accumulated at least 12 credit hours from Blue Ridge Community College, and possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75. Phi Theta Kappa conducts numerous service projects during the year. Members will receive a membership certificate, identification card, membership pen, and various Phi Theta Kappa publications. Members wear the Phi Theta Kappa gold stole during graduation, have a gold PTK seal on their degree, and receive notation of membership on transcripts. Eligible students are mailed a letter from the Dean for Student Services in the early spring inviting them to attend an information meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to distribute membership applications, answer questions, and discuss membership dues. New members are inducted during a special ceremony and reception.