Chi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society at MCC

  • Why become a member of Phi Theta Kappa's Chi Upsilon Chapter at MCC?
  • What is a chapter scholarship?

    Chapter scholarships are awarded in the spring and are given to students who are members in good standing and have been highly active in our chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.

    • Chi Upsilon Chapter scholarships
      • Continuing Scholarship - for students who will continue at MCC the next year
      • Graduate/Transfer Scholarship - for students who will go on to a four-year institution
    • Shannon McCarty Memorial scholarship  - given to one graduating or transferring student who demonstrates outstanding dedication to volunteerism in the community.
      • The Chi Upsilon Chapter has created this scholarship in honor of Shannon and the life she lived. This scholarship will be awarded to a person who displays a similar spirit to Shannon in the way she served her Chapter, the College Community, and the Illinois Region.
  • Am I eligible to become a member?

    To be eligible to receive an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa's Chi Upsilon Chapter at MCC:

    • Be enrolled in an Associate Degree or Baccalaureate Transfer program
    • Have accumulated 12 hours of college credit
    • Have established a minimum 3.5 grade point average
    • Be currently enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours

    Contact the advisors for an application and if you have any questions. There is a one-time fee of $80 to join.

  • What if I'm not eligible to become a member yet?

    Don't meet qualifications yet? You may still be able to participate. One semester of provisional membership is available for incoming freshman with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher or a minimum score of 24 on the ACT. Provisional members do not pay any fees nor are they required to earn service points. They are encouraged to participate in all Chapter activities, however they are not official members of the society.

Who We Are

group photo

Students from the Chi Upsilon chapter accepted several awards at the June 2016 Illinois Regional Convention. Pictured, from left are (front) Cody Wightman and David Abramson and (back) Olivia Jensen, Ian Martin, Tony Marsalla, Paige Meyer, Andrew Hartley, Phil Bridges, Natalia Kupiec, Natalie Bruns, Colleen Fletcher, Jocelyn Zambrano, Heidi Boring, and Anne Humphrey.

How We Serve

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Phi Theta Kappa at the Student Organization Fair

Books for Africa Packing Party. The funds raised from the Books for Africa
book drive are used for chapter scholarships.

photo of the Phi Theta Kappa participating in the Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness: a New Frontier. In 2015, chapter members organized a panel discussion on the stigma of mental illness for community members. Attendees attached a leaf to the banner seen in the photo and pledged to support those suffering from mental illness.