Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society



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. 

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education. The explosive growth of community colleges in the 1960’s led Phi Theta Kappa to induct students as freshmen and study programs were offered. The complement of services, innovative programs, and membership benefits offered are unequaled among honor societies. The programs offered focus upon the Society’s Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. It is estimated that 200,000 students participate each year. 

  • A student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree coursework and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or more. 
  • Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA. 
  • Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership. 
  • Students pay a one-time membership fee. 

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, visit the Phi Theta Kappa website. If interested in joining PTCC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, contact Sara Carman:

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