Chi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, International Honor Society at McHenry County College

What are the benefits?

  • Chapter Scholarships
  • Scholarships for four-year colleges and universities
  • Graduate Phi Theta Kappa at McHenry County College plus wear honor stole and Phi Theta Kappa announcement
  • Certificate and gold pin
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Fellowship among members
  • Travel to state or international conventions
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume reference
pictured left to right: Dr. Vicky Smith, president; Deniz Erdem

Congratulations to Heather Troglia, MCC's chapter's College Project Chair, for receiving the Distinguished Chapter Officer Award at the Regional Level. Pictured, left to right; David Elder, Illinois Regional Coordinator and Heather Troglia with her award.


Chapter scholarships:

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

What's required?

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

  • 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

How do I Become a Member?

Contact the advisors for an application and if you have any questions. There is a one-time fee of $75 to join.

Provisional (complimentary) Membership

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.

Participate in Service Activities

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.

  • Help with the blood drive
  • Adopt a highway
  • Work at the annual book sale to raise money for the Phi Theta Kappa scholarships