Beta Sigma Pi is College of Western Idaho's chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. We are a group of enthusiastic individuals who enjoy learning and helping others whenever and wherever we can while striving for academic excellence, promoting scholarship and service, developing leaders, and cultivating fellowship among members, faculty, and students. 

As part of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region, Beta Sigma Pi joins more than 1,300 chapters and 3.25 million PTK members worldwide with the mission to recognize the academic achievement of college students and provide opportunities for growth as scholars and leaders. CWI's chapter is a PTK International Top 40 Chapter and has received numerous international, regional, and member awards. 


To become an official member of PTK and receive full membership benefits, students must:

Eligible students are invited to join Beta Sigma Pi at the beginning of the semester. All are welcome — regardless of PTK membership status — to attend Beta Sigma Pi meetings, workshops, and volunteer functions.

Beta Sigma Pi members can earn honors regalia for graduation by participating in chapter meetings, projects, and activities. Regalia may also be purchased at the CWI Bookstore

For any questions about eligibility, membership, graduation requirements, and more, please email


Photo of Maria  Generalova
Maria Generalova President
Photo of Meg  Jensen
Meg Jensen Vice President of Fellowship
Photo of Paula  Alvarez
Paula Alvarez Vice President of Scholarship
Photo of Breanna  Upchurch
Breanna Upchurch Vice President of Service
Photo of Braden  Rachael
Braden Rachael Vice President of Leadership

Club News

A group of students smile for a photo as they are inducted into an honors society.

Congratulations to the 15 new members of CWI’s Honor Society who were inducted during the spring Induction Ceremony into Phi Theta Kappa.

A portrait of a student scholarship winner.

Raquel Valdibieso, current Beta Sigma Pi Chapter President, has been named a 2024 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

College of Western Idaho's PTK Officers

PTK will host Dual Credit Connections, a series of workshops geared towards helping Dual Credit students feel more integrated on campus.

PTK Honor Society Students

College of Western Idaho’s Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society continues to grow new leaders around campus as they inducted 20 new members Saturday, April 1.

Beta Sigma Pi ‘Dash’ for Student Scholarships

College of Western Idaho’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, Beta Sigma Pi, were able to help raise more than $1,400 for student scholarships.

CWI graduate and 2022 New Century Transfer Scholar, Karina McKay

Congratulations to CWI Media Arts graduate, Karina McKay, named a 2022 New Century Transfer Scholar and recipient of a $2,250 scholarship.