Honors Societies


Honors Student Association

Each student who joins the honors program becomes a member of the Honors Student Association. The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for honors students to get acquainted, share information and engage in informational, scholarly and social activities. A governing board comprised of honors students will determine activities and plan events for the organization. The governing board will be elected each spring semester and all current honors students are eligible to hold office.  

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honors society for students attending two-year colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage academic achievement and provide opportunities for individual growth and development.

Students who meet the academic criteria (3.5 overall GPA and at least 12 credit hours completed) and who are currently enrolled will be invited to join the organization. Once invited, students will receive a passcode to join and will required to pay a one-time membership fee of $85. The passcode expires at the end of each semester.

Students are encouraged to become active in the Johnson County Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, called Alpha Iota Gamma. Programs and volunteer opportunities are offered on a regular basis in the areas of leadership, service, fellowship and scholarship.

Benefits of membership include scholarship opportunities; volunteer activities; a PTK membership pin, certificate and ID card; special recognition during the college induction ceremony; an official seal placed on the college diploma; and the ability to wear the PTK stole and tassel at graduation. In addition, active members may be able to participate in regional or international conferences.

Once a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you are always a member. To be a member in good standing at the international level, you will need to maintain a 3.0 GPA. JCCC requires a 3.5 GPA to maintain status as a member in good standing, and most scholarships also require a 3.5 GPA.

For additional information visit the Phi Theta Kappa website, or contact an advisor for information on the local Alpha Iota Gamma chapter: 


Nellie Schuckman
Phi Theta Kappa Advisor
Administrative Assistant
COM 201
913-469-2434
nschuckm@jccc.edu