|Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) is the official international honor society for two-year colleges since 1929. Phi Theta Kappa has more than 2 million members in more than 1,200 chapters, in nations including the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan.
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be 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.
Redlands's chapter -Alpha Beta Upsilon (ABY).
Each year in the spring, Phi Theta Kappa holds an International Convention attended by approximately 4,000 chapter members, advisors, alumni, and college presidents. During the Convention, speakers of international renown address the Honors Study Topic and service program. Education forums are held on topics related to chapter programming, preparing members for transfer, and member motivation. Hallmark Awards are presented to individuals and chapters for distinguished accomplishment in Society programs. Immediately prior to the Convention, pre-conferences are held for chapter advisors and regional and chapter officers.