Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society in American junior and community colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is 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. Alpha Eta Tau, the local chapter at WCCS, has been classified as an active chapter and is fully affiliated with the International Headquarters. To be eligible for Alpha Eta Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must be enrolled in a degree program, have accumulated at least 12 semester hours, have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better, be of good moral character, and shall possess recognized qualities of citizenship.