The name of the Truckee Meadows Community College Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is Alpha Pi Gamma. This Chapter is a part of the Nevada/California Region which is within Division IV of the International Honor Society. It is a non-profit organization of students at Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) who have met the requirements for membership and have been accepted as members of the Society.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is the promotion of Scholarship, the development of Leadership and Service foundations, and the cultivation of Fellowship among students of the immediate college as well as among members of the Society at other institutions. Consequently, the Alpha Pi Gamma chapter attempts to recognize and encourage scholarship among the students of TMCC and stimulate their interest in academic excellence. The local chapter also attempts to create an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals and to assist in building an active fellowship among academic scholars.
Many opportunities exist for members of the Alpha Pi Gamma Chapter to develop leadership skills. Members may be elected to hold any one of eleven officer positions for a one-year term. Leadership development is also encouraged among members who lead appointed task committees towards the fulfillment of service projects within the college and community.
The Alpha Pi Gamma Chapter recognizes the importance of continual academic achievement. To assist in meeting our members' financial needs, much of our time is devoted to membership awareness programs on monetary scholarship opportunities. These programs are designed to help members worry less about financial burdens of the college life and to help members concentrate more on the achievement of one's academic goals at college. Phi Theta Kappa's partners now provide over $37 million in scholarship opportunities which can be applied for through the national website.
Phi Theta Kappa and the TMCC Alpha Pi Gamma Chapter will be hosting and sponsoring many exciting events throughout the year with lots of opportunities for fellowship development between members and non-members. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our Chapter or any of these fellowship activities or if you would like to speak with an officer of our Chapter.