Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the official Honors Society for two-year colleges. It is separate from the Honors Program, though many students are members of both organizations. Students are automatically invited to join Phi Theta Kappa during the semester after they have completed 12 credit hours at Harper with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Please note that there is a one-time fee for joining this organization. To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa, please click on the Info Session video below.


Your participation with this organization is notated on your college transcripts, which distinguishes student while applying at a four-year institution.  

Some of the other benefits of becoming a Phi Theta Kappa member include: 

  • Access to several transfer scholarship opportunities
  • Become eligible for the Harper College Honors Program
  • Participation in chapter projects and service activities
  • Travel to regional and national meetings
  • Obtaining professional and educational skills
  • Building friendships and relationships across campus and the nation 


Members are acknowledged as scholars and distinguished as the best of the best among peers.

  • Recognition during the induction ceremony
  • A complimentary Phi Theta Kappa graduation stole
  • Golden Key Membership Pin
  • Membership Certificate

One step to become a member

Visit and enter in your Harper College email address. Pay a one-time membership fee and become a lifelong member.

(Membership fee is $80, of which $65 goes to national and regional fees; $15 is for Harper College‚Äôs local chapter of Phi Phi to fund meeting, travel to regional events, other activities and scholarships, and the induction ceremony.)      

Induction Ceremony FAQs

The Fall 2020 Phi Theta Kappa Induction is a virtual ceremony where members will be recognized for their great achievements and will have their name featured during the ceremony. *Please note that due to video production, fall member names are featured if membership was accepted between 9/1-10/25.  

It is also a great way to learn more about the national organization and the local chapter. You will hear about the many ways to become involved and stay connected!

The link to the ceremony can be found at the top of this page prior to the ceremony. A formal invitation will be sent to new members inviting them to virtually attend the Induction Ceremony on Thursday, November 5, at 7 p.m.

No. New members can choose to receive their complimentary stole after the Induction ceremony. An email will be sent to your Harper email address with more information about stole distribution.


Learn more about  Phi Theta Kappa at

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