Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


Alpha Upsilon Alpha Chapter

Founded in November 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is an internationally acclaimed honor society recognizing the academic achievement of associate degree students. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars, and for the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Alpha Upsilon Alpha was founded as a chapter in May of 1991 and has a proud history on campus. The Alpha Upsilon Alpha chapter continues to promote scholarship, develop leadership and service and cultivate fellowship among qualified students at Manchester Community College.

Member Meetings

Meetings are  open to anyone interested. Come hear a different topic every meeting and get involved in the discussion. Look for meeting notifications on campus bulletin boards, display screens and in media outlets.

Past Topics include:

  • Demystifying Phi Theta Kappa
  • Honors in Action
  • The Competitive Edge
  • Guest Speakers from Area Colleges
  • Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Events

Annual Book Sale – Occurs annually the third week of November in the AST Rotunda.

MCC Welcome Back Week – Drop by our table and get to know us. We can answer any questions about Phi Theta Kappa you may have.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible for an invitation to join, a student must be currently enrolled, have accumulated 12-semester hours earned at MCC, achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 and adhere to the college code of conduct.

Once accepted, attend your induction. It’s time for you to shine. The induction ceremony is when new members are formally recognized. Family and friends are welcome to attend, along with college administrators, staff and faculty. A keynote address is usually delivered and the event typically concludes with light refreshments for all.

Want to Get Involved?

Everyone is welcome to come and see what we do and volunteer with us. Member meetings are for anyone interested in Phi Theta Kappa on campus. Get to know us and help at an event at the same time. Talk to a Phi Theta Kappa Advisor for more information.

The Phi Theta Kappa Advantage

We stand out in the crowd. Having Phi Theta Kappa on your transcript differentiates you from other applicants. With millions in scholarships for eligible members, Phi Theta Kappa helps you finish the dreams you started. Many universities give Phi Theta Kappa members grants upon transferring into their programs. Read more at Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.


As a chapter, Alpha Upsilon Alpha participates in many events and functions. Below is a list of some of the recent accolades our distinguished chapter has received for our involvement.

All USA-Coca Cola Academic Team Award
Alumni Appreciation Award
American Cancer Society – Relay for Life Continued Service Award
Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award
College Project Award
Manchester Community College Community Service Award
Continued Excellence Award for Advisors
Distinguished Chapter Award
Distinguished Officer Team Award
Distinguished President Award
Distinguished Member Award
Distinguished Advisor Award
Guistewhite Scholarship Award
Honors In Action Award
Honors Anthology Award – Nota Bene Literary Competition
Horizon Advisor Award
New Century Scholar Award
Paragon Award for New Advisors
MCC Campus Leadership Award
Florence Sheils Award

Contact Us



Patrick Sullivan, 860-512-2669
Julie Larkin
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