Beta Sigma Pi is an Honor Society at the College of Western Idaho. We are not a sorority, fraternity, or club.  We are a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and part of the Rocky Mountain Cascade Region, which includes Idaho, Utah, and Oregon. Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society has over 1,300 chapters and 3.25 million members worldwide. 

The Beta Sigma Pi Chapter is ranked in the PTK International Top 40 Chapters and has received numerous international, regional, and member awards. We are a group of enthusiastic individuals who enjoy learning and helping others whenever and wherever we can while striving for academic excellence. 

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Our purpose at the College of Western Idaho is the promotion of scholarship, development of leadership, promotion of service, and cultivation of fellowship among members, faculty, and students. 

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, workshops, and volunteer functions regardless of membership status. However, in order to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa and receive the full benefits that membership provides, students need to have earned at least twelve college credits, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, and adhere to the school conduct code.  We invite eligible students to join at the beginning of each semester. Students should note that PTK honors is different from CWI institutional  honors (which requires a 3.5 GPA or higher). PTK members are welcome to purchase their honors regalia before graduation or can earn free regalia by participating in chapter meetings, projects, and activities. 


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

There is so much more to learn about the CWI Beta Sigma Pi Chapter and PTK! Follow these links to our websites for more information. 

For more information about your region visit:  Rocky Mountain Cascade Regional Website 

For national news, questions, and to access your benefits visit: Phi Theta Kappa International Website


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 (PTK) Events

Beta Sigma Pi (PTK) News and Blogs

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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.

Sheila Gardom, 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar

CWI students, Sheila Gardom and Jordan Tuohy, is one of 207 Phi Theta Kappa members recognized as a 2020 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.