Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Phi Theta Kappa Oath of Membership
I, ____________________, do solemnly promise
on this 5th day of November, two thousand and twenty
to uphold the standards of Phi Theta Kappa,
and to keep this object and aim in my mind,
and I do solemnly pledge allegiance
to my fellow members
and promise to aid them in all worthy endeavors.
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.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929. More than 3.5 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst among members and colleges.