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Club Corner: Phi Theta Kappa

A Phi Theta Kappa donation container to sponsor the purchase of beehives.
Photo by Kevin Smith.

Chemeketa is home to the Alpha Kappa Omicron chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa organization.

“Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two year colleges,” Lindsey Caudle, the chapter president, said. “There’s four pillars. They call them pillars of excellence. Fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service. Those are the things we try to promote with members and also things that we try to help people [improve on].”

Caudle also said that the chapter has an annual project that is assigned each year by the international office. This year’s project was to create an event that would bring people on campus together. The result was the Chemeketa Knowledge Bowl, a quiz competition which took place on Nov. 17.

The club also recently held a debate called “To bee or not to bee: a pollinator debate.” The topic of the debate was how humans should address the issues of pollination with declining bee populations. Members of the chapter collected donations to sponsor ten beehives to be sent to Haiti.

Phi Theta Kappa meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday in Bldg. 2-232. Their meetings are open to everyone, including non-members.