Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor
Society recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college
students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development
through honors, leadership, and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is
the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million
members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 states, Canada and Germany. In 1929, the American Association of Community
Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for
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
Membership demonstrates a commitment to scholarship,
there are many academic scholarships aimed at Phi Theta Kappans.
Some of these include the All-USA Academic Team Scholarship,
the Guistwhite Scholarships, National Dean's List scholarships, Nota Bene
Scholarships, and Honors Institute Scholarships… Also, many four-year institutions offer
transfer-scholarships exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members. You can read
about specific scholarships available to Phi Theta Kappa members at www.ptk.org and www.collegefish.org.
Phi Theta Kappans are also entitled to wear a stole and
tassel at graduation, distinguishing you as an honor society member. These
items can be purchased from Phi Theta Kappa or earned through active
participation in your chapter.
Eligible for Membership:
You must be enrolled in a regionally
accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
You must have completed at least 12 hours of
course work that may be applied to an associate degree.
You must have a minimum GPA
of 3.25 to join and must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain a member of PTK.
You must adhere to the moral standards of the
2014-2015 PTK Officers:
- President: Susan McCool
- Vice President: Tia Jackson
- Treasurer: Tamara Gaskins
- Secretary: Kathryn Hatcher Griffin