At the Zeta Iota chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, we combine scholarly endeavors, social activities, and community service to encourage creativity and stimulate the minds of the members of our chapter. Here, we are devoted to personal enrichment and academic achievements to foster life-long learning. At the Zeta Iota chapter, we are here to have fun, build friendships and define our place within the college campus and the local community.

A member of the Zeta Iota chapter can take pride in knowing that they are developing skills that will help them throughout their lives, while utilizing resources that will enhance their future and personal success. Here, we make a difference, whether it is by raising money for local charities, engaging in service activities on campus or in the community, or promoting fellowship among fellow Mesabi Range Community and Technical College students; we know that we are making an effort to not just better ourselves, but to better the lives of those around us, through the campus as well as the community.

Phi Theta Kappa members are easy to spot: they are hard-working individuals always striving for the best within themselves. They are proactive, goal-oriented people who love conquering new challenges. Phi Theta Kappa members are very active in all aspects of their lives and usually participate in multiple activities. Some are athletes, musicians, artists, parents, journalists, dancers, actors, or participants in various other on and off-campus activities. You could find a Phi Theta Kappan nearly anywhere, including in you.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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  • Be enrolled in a two-year college.
  • Have accumulated the number of credit hours used by that college to designate full-time status (12 credits).
  • Have a grade point average equivalent to not less than a 3.50.
  • Have established academic excellence as judged by the faculty.
  • Be a good moral character and shall possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

To maintain active membership, a student, at the end of each academic term shall have maintained a grade-point average of not less than a 3.25: and shall have maintained the standards necessary for membership in the Society.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will open new doors for your academic journey. The organization offers a myriad of opportunities for scholarships, intellectual enrichment and personal development through programs based on Phi Theta Kappa’s four hallmarks of: Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship.

Mission: To help people help themselves.

Purpose: To work collaboratively with campus and community members promoting the many causes our club endures.

Activities: The SAFHS Club is an active club on campus. The SAFHS club holds a raffle twice a year that is licensed under the State of Minnesota Gambling License Board. The proceeds from these raffles go towards our annual scholarship drive. We raise money for eight- $200.00 annual scholarships.

Chemical Dependency

2 memorial scholarships

  • Remember former students: Lance Nevin & Del Case

Human Services

2 memorial scholarships

  • Honor the Clayton, Jackson, McGhee- Duluth, MN Lynching

1 memorial scholarship

  • Dedicated to child welfare and remembers: Jamie Honkola

Human Services General

3 scholarships students focused in the field of Human Services

The SAFHS club been very active in campus needs and making all students feel welcome. Some of our campus activities have included; Feed the Students, Ice Cream Socials, Bingo, Flower & Candy sales, Pie in the Face, Jail & Bail, Fashion Shows and other activities on campus for Homecoming and Snow week.

Our Warm Fuzzy committee gathers donated stuff animals, decorates them and hands them out to students and community members having a good or a bad day. Each Warm Fuzzy animal is then logged into a book tracking every animal that has been handed out to date. These friendly creatures also include a free hug coupon and the warm fuzzy tale.

Our club is very instrumental in community affairs, aiding victims of cancer and other illness to help support their financial needs. The club helped raise money for the Clayton, Jackson, and McGhie memorial in Duluth Minnesota, located on 1st Street and 2nd Avenue.

The club visits with Senior citizens and reaches out to youth members in our community for education awareness on substance abuse.

Membership: All students registering in the Human Services program are automatically enrolled in the club upon registration. Any other registered MRC student may become a club member by filling out a club registration form.

Board of Directors: The SAFHS Club is made up of a Board of Directors consisting of 3 freshmen seats, 3 sophomore seats and one alternative seat for both the freshmen and sophomore years. There is an elected treasurer and secretary.

Meetings: The Student Advocates For Human Services Club has regular scheduled board and club meetings. Our activities are overseen by a variety of sub-committees. Sub-committees are formed by club vote as needed. Examples of such sub-committees would be the Warm & Fuzzy committee, Raffle committee, Community Awareness Committee and most importantly a Thank-You committee, since we receive many valuable contributions from our local business that help us fulfill our endeavors

The Student Senate is responsible for coordinating social life at the college, and presenting student concerns to the administration. Along with other student committees, the Senate provides opportunities for student involvement on campus.

Multicultural Club is a place to connect, feel included and to create inclusion for all of our diverse students. It is about visiting, building friendships and creating a climate of respect, sensitivity and awareness. Activities include potlucks, annual “world flags” celebrations, outings and more!

CRU is an interdenominational, student-led, Christian organization open to any student enrolled at Mesabi Range who has an active interest in learning about God and His plan for their life. CRU provides group setting opportunities to study and discuss the Bible in real and relevant ways with an open respect towards all thoughts and opinions shared. CRU provides students with an opportunity for fellowship, prayer, encouragement, and spiritual development.