Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, serving 1,250 two-year colleges around the world and offering exclusive programs and benefits for members that contribute to a dynamic, multi-dimensional college experience. Promoting academic achievement is only part of Phi Theta Kappa's purpose. Members are connected to a vast array of resources that provide academic enrichment and service and leadership opportunities. Scholarly and leadership development focus on career preparation and networking, community service, and developing tomorrow's global leaders. Membership in this prestigious society affords numerous benefits to its members including thousands of dollars in transfer scholarships offered by many four-year colleges and universities. The award-winning Kingsborough's chapter,
Xi Kappa, is one of the largest and most active in the country.
Resources for Educational and Employment Opportunities (REEO) is a non-profit organization that is committed to empowering community college students with the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university, to earn a college degree and to obtain a professional position upon graduation. REEO's partnership model is aimed at creating mutually beneficial relationships between community colleges, community college students, universities and corporations. REEO works closely with its community college partners to empower underserved talented community college students by providing professional, academic and financial resources at no cost. The REEO Program is designed to assist in the development of community college students at each stage of their professional and academic careers. The Rising Stars Program of REEO transferred 100% of its community college student participants who applied to top tier four-year universities. The admissions process for the Rising Stars Program is very competitive due to the limited number of spots available in the program. Check to REEO website to learn more about it and visit the Honors House in M377 to apply to the program. The first REEO cohort at KCC began in September 2009.
All Honors students are urged to join the KCC Honors Club by visiting the Honors House in M377. The Honors Club organizes numerous events/activities throughout the academic year, on- and off-campus, often in collaboration with the Phi Theta Kappa Chapter, the Student World Assembly Chapter, and the Student Government Councils.