Snead State Phi Theta Kappa Members Hold a Political Socialization Forum

11/15/2016

Officers and members of Snead State Community College’s chapter Phi Theta Kappa chose the political season to promote the importance of voter education as part of the organization’s Honors in Action project.


The Theta Iota chapter of the academic honor society developed a presentation on Rights and Responsibilities for voters. The presentation included a Political Socialization Forum, which took place Nov. 2. Participating in the forum were special guests Senator Clay Scofield and Representative Kerry Rich. The two legislators answered questions regarding rights and responsibilities to public service.


“As the Presidential Election approached, this was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn and hear thoughts from our local Legislative Office. The Theta Iota chapter members discussed rights and responsibilities as a voter and the importance of voter education,” said Snead State Director of Campus Engagement and Phi Theta Kappa Sponsor Brittany Goble. “As Sharon Salzberg said, ‘Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world’.” 


The Honors in Action project is a study topic that is timely and relevant to the human experience in a global context. The purpose is to foster a stimulating environment for intellectual growth and challenge and to create opportunities for leadership and learning as leaders through service and advocacy.


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, Peru, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918.


Students are invited to join Phi Theta Kappa based on the membership criteria, which are a minimum 3.5 grade point average and a minimum of 12 semester credit hours. 


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