Student Honor Societies

Student Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa

 “The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.”

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Annually, approximately 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA.

The average age of a new member is 29, ranging from 18 to 80. Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership. The average Phi Theta Kappan is enrolled full-time with a GPA of 3.8. The most popular major of Phi Theta Kappans in 2004 was Nursing, followed closely by Education and Business.

To learn how you can become a member of Chatfield’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Omicron Eta, contact Kathleen Johnson at 513-875-3344, ext. 131. You may also visit

Julia Chatfield Honor Society

The Julia Chatfield Honor Society was formed in 2003 to honor students who have demonstrated personal integrity through exemplary scholarship, service to others, and moral or spiritual values. Student eligibility is based on the following criteria:

  • An intent to graduate form must be filed;
  • An overall 3.75 GPA must be maintained;
  • Student must demonstrate personal integrity through exemplary scholarship, service to others and moral or spiritual values;
  • Students must submit an essay either describing how they have served Chatfield College and/or the community or how they have demonstrated personal integrity.

For more information about becoming a member of the Julia Chatfield Honor Society, contact Dolores Berish at 513-875-3344, ext. 123 or