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 MCC's PTK chapter for winning the Outstanding Chapter Award at the Illinois Regional Convention 2015. The award was presented by Susan LaMore (front left) Illinois Regional Coordinator, and Lori Garrett (rear), member of the Illinois Regional Advisory Council. Also pictured, from left to right, are chapter executive board members Adrian Nuno, Olivia Jensen, and Kayla Knaak, and chapter advisor Heidi Boring.

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 $80 to join.

Provisional 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

Learn more about us and the interesting things we're doing by checking us out in Canvas ». (For current students only – use your myMCC login.)

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. This was an event that chapter members organized for the community in October of 2015. The event consisted of a panel discussion on the stigma of mental illness. Attendees attached a leaf to the banner seen in the photo and pledged to support those suffering from mental illness.