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Beta Theta Omicron (BΘO)

BΘO: Phi Theta Kappa at Skyline College

The International Honor Society Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 3 million members on over 1200 campuses. Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence in the two-year college since 1918 and has become the most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world.

The innovative programs and services and array of membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa are unequaled among honor societies. Co-curricular programs focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. It is estimated that 200,000 students participate in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among community college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Our chapter, Beta Theta Omicron (ΒΘΟ), has earned five-star status. Skyline students do win scholarships!

To enhance and strengthen the leadership, scholarship, service, and fellowship of all of our members and all Skyline students. We do this by providing informative and congenial meetings, synergistic educational interactions, useful and effective service opportunities, practical education of our successors, and effective advocacy of relevant issues.

  • Mei Ling (Karen) Lai, President
  • Akayi Thein, VP of Operations (Honors-in-Action)
  • Janah May Oclaman, VP of Operations (College Project)
  • Fnu (Sofia), Yunanda VP of Communications
  • Luis Hernandez, VP of Scholarship
  • Adrian Lester Perez. VP of Service
  • Anthony Lal, VP of Community Relations
  • Wai Hnin Oo, VP of Records
  • Ariana Munroe, VP of Membership
  • John Ellis Manning-Villar, Liaison to ASSC
Summer Join our HIA and College projects. Contact Karen.
The Honors Study Project is "How the World Works: Global Perspectives"
May 27 Commencement. Get your stole and tassel from Alana Utsumi in 7130 or at

Meeting Times & Contact Info

Meeting Days: Fridays
Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Building 7, Room 7104
Advisor: Professor Christine Case,
Building 7, Room 7214

Have you committed to complete?

“I promise to complete my current course of study at Skyline College before continuing on to a four year institution or moving on toward a career. I further promise to make my education my first priority in life.”

Check Begin College for information on UCs, CSUs, and more. Read the Key to Success in College by our own Gennady Ivanchenko.

BΘO Members are eligible for the National Dean's List and have access to nearly $90 million in scholarships.