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


Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society Events

Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society News and Blogs

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

College of Western Idaho’s Beta Sigma Pi Honor Society will host a conference geared towards helping Dual Credit students feel more integrated on campus and make the most out of their time while at CWI.

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.

Congratulations to CWI's Beta Sigma Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for achieving 5-Star Status. 

Congratulations to CWI's Beta Sigma Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for achieving 5-Star Status. 

Beta Sigma Pi Chapter Inducts New Members

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Beta Sigma Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) inducted a new group of members.