What is PTK?
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."
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher
education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in
all 50 of the United States, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands,
Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and
Palau. The innovative programs and services and array of membership
benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa are unequaled among honor
Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the
academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide
opportunities for individual growth and development through
participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
Co-curricular programs focus upon the Society's Hallmark of
Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. It is estimated that
200,000 students participate in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year.
Annually, approximately 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta
Kappa. What are the benefits of becoming a Phi Theta Kappa member?
Join GHC PTK for their weekly meetings every Monday at 1 pm in the Studnet Activities conference room.
of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for more than $36 million in transfer
scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by more than 600
- Enrollment in The Transfer Database,
used by hundreds of senior colleges and universities to recruit Phi
Theta Kappa transfer students.
- Letter of recommendation sent to a college admissions counselor, scholarship official or potential employer.
- Golden Key Membership Pin, Certificate of Membership, and a wallet-size Identification Card.
- Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix
the Society’s Gold Diploma Seal, denoting Society membership, to their
two-year college diploma.
- Members of Phi Theta Kappa may have
their membership in the international honor society noted on their
transcript, contingent on their college’s policy.
- Members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear
the Society’s golden monogrammed Honors Stole and Tassel, at college
commencement exercises, available through purchase, contingent on