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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


We are the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

We are an active, enthusiastic group who strive to live up to the four hallmarks of our organization: scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. We are proud of the outstanding Phi Theta Kappans, both nationwide and on this campus, who have distinguished themselves in all four hallmarks.

We are also proud of the many regional, national, and international awards our own chapter has won and the thousands of dollars individual chapter members have amassed in scholarships and awards.

Our chapter values its reputation for service and leadership here at TJC. We work hard, but we have fun, too. We want you to share in the joys of being a Phi Theta Kappan!

Why Join Phi Theta Kappa?

  • Recognition

    Official Phi Theta Kappa seal on your college diploma and the opportunity to wear Phi Theta Kappa gold stoles and tassels at graduation.

  • Scholarships

    Access to exclusive scholarships, including $46 million in transfer scholarships offered by 750 four-year universities across the country.

  • Community

    Join a network of 3.5 million members focused on growing as scholars and leaders.

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 and is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa is the only nationally acclaimed honor fraternity serving American institutions offering associate degree programs.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa has long been considered by both two-year and four-year colleges as a signal honor accorded only those students of outstanding achievement. 91% of Phi Theta Kappans complete their associate's degree and/or transfer to a four-year college, while 68% of them complete a bachelors's degree or higher. 


Alpha Omicron is one of the oldest Phi Theta Kappa chapters in the nation, having been chartered in November 1930. It began competing for regional and international awards in 1985 when the chapter joined the Texas regional organization.

The four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Alpha Omicron was the 40th chapter chartered in the entire nation. Our chapter is one of the largest chapters in the state of Texas and in the nation. There are over 1100 chapters internationally.


The Alpha Omicron chapter and its members are awarded honors regularly for their outstanding accomplishments. See some of our latest achievements here.

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What our Members Say

DeShona Jerniga

I never fail to express to any faculty, advisors and mentor that I cannot imagine what my college experience would be without TJC. My involvement on campus and the connections I have made within the past two years have helped me lay a foundation for the rest of my life.

DeShona Jernigan
Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship semi-finalist, Watson W. Wise Incentive award winner

Amy Joffrion

As a first-generation college student, TJC has been important in finding my way in higher education. Before I came here, I wasn't sure how to become the person I wanted to be. Now, I have a plan and a family on campus to push me to accomplish what I set out to do.

Amy Joffrion
Hites Transfer Scholar, Coca-Cola Gold Scholar

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