The name of the Montgomery Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa shall be Beta Xi Omicron. The purpose of Beta Xi Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at MCC shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of the college.
Types of membership in Beta Xi Omicron shall consist of member, provisional member, alumni member, and honorary member as defined in Article IV, Section 1, of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws.*
- Member. In addition to meeting membership eligibility requirements as stated in Article IV and Chapter 1 of the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws,* each candidate for membership must have completed 12 semester hours of associate degree course work, with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and adhere to the school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Grades for courses completed at other institutions will not be considered when determining membership eligibility. Courses taken at MCC that are more than ten years old will not be considered when determining membership eligibility. Failure to maintain the required cumulative Grade Point Average will result in the member being removed from good standing as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws,* Chapter 1, Section 3. Failure to meet good standing requirements as stated in the Phi Theta Kappa Constitution and Bylaws* will cause membership and all membership privileges to be revoked.
- Provisional Member. In addition to meeting eligibility requirements as stated in Article IV, Section 1B of the Phi Theta Kapa Constitution and Bylaws,* a student must have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 on all course work completed in high school. A student must be currently enrolled in associate degree course work at the two-year college, adhere to school conduct code and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Provisional members will pay local chapter dues of $10 per semester but are not required to pay the international and regional induction fee until they have qualified for full membership.
- Transfer Member. A member from another Phi Theta Kappa chapter may transfer membership to Beta Xi Omicron Chapter if he or she is currently enrolled at Montgomery Community College and meets the membership eligibility GPA of the chapter.
All Phi Theta Kappa officers must be members of Phi Theta Kappa, in good standing, have a Grade Point Average of 3.5 and must be carrying a course load of at least 9 semesters hours (or equivalent).
The Beta Xi Omicron Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa shall have the following officers: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary, and Public Relations Secretary.
Finances for this chapter will be raised by projects voted on by a majority of the members. Payment of the international membership fee, local fee, and regional fee must be received by the chapter treasurer before members can be inducted.
*Refers to the Phi Theta Kappa International Constitution and Bylaws.
Phi Theta Kappa is committed to the elimination of discrimination based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and cultural and religious backgrounds.
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