The Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of the Two-Year College, established in 1918, is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and over 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. Its purpose is to nurture academic excellence by promoting an intellectual climate and a special sense of community among high achieving students. Upon induction into Phi Theta Kappa, members pledge to uphold the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, fellowship and service.
Xi Kappa, the chapter at Kingsborough - begun in 1965 shortly after the College was founded - is one of the largest and most active chapters in the nation. In March 2006, Kingsborough was awarded the Phi Theta Kappa "Horizon Award" for the most revitalized chapter. It has also been accorded Five-Star status. 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. A complete listing of scholarships can be found at
Phi Theta Kappa membership will be entered on the transcript, published on the Kingsborough Honors Program website, and noted in the Commencement booklet.
At Graduation, students are eligible to wear the Society's gold silk stole and tassel (available for purchase in the Honors House), will lead all graduates into the assembly area, and will be seated in a special section during the Graduation Ceremony.
Certificate and Ceremony
For Further Information
Helen-Margaret Nasser - Assistant Director of Honors ProgramM377, (718)368-4954Professor Caterina Pierre - Department of ArtS253, (718) 368-4622Professor Morton Wagman - Department of History, Philosophy and Political ScienceD116, (718) 368-5621