Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in higher education, serving 1,270 two-year colleges around the world and offering exclusive programs and benefits for members that contribute to a dynamic, multi-dimensional college experience. Promoting academic achievement is only part of PTK’s purpose. Members are connected to a vast array of resources that provide academic enrichment and leadership opportunities. Scholarly and leadership development focus on career preparation and networking, community service, and developing tomorrow’s global leaders.
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's mission is two-fold:
Validate your academic success
We think it's cool to be smart! We reward your hard work and top grades with membership in the world's oldest and largest community college honor society.
Empower you for future success
The transition to college isn't easy, whether you are entering directly after high school or after years outside the classroom. We can help, with support from your campus chapter and real resources built around the needs of community college students. Expand your academic horizons. Use our honors program, Honors in Action, and your research and leadership skills to engage in problem-solving and make a difference through service.
Develop "soft" skills
Learn about effective written and oral communications, leadership skills, critical thinking, time management and teamwork through Five Star Competitive Edge professional development plan.
Keep you on track to complete college
We're committed to increasing credentialing rates. See how we can help with scholarship information and our transfer planning platform, CollegeFish.org.
Connect you to our world of scholars
Be part of a global network of students through our interactive website, Facebook, Twitter and cutting-edge technology available 24/7, providing complete programming access to distance learners and evening students.
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society guarantees you access to benefits that will recognize your outstanding academic accomplishments and provide you with the competitive edge that helps ensure future success. These benefits are unmatched by any other collegiate honor society.
An invitation to membership is extended to students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher and accumulate at least 12 credit hours of college-level course work. There is also a one-time membership fee of $75; however, there are some scholarships available to cover that fee.