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 visit ptk.org
Prior to becoming eligible, you are welcome to attend the PTK meetings to learn about the organization and participate in activities. PTK meetings are at the same time that the Honors Society meets, i.e. every Wednesday at 4:00pm in L-306.
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
- The opportunity of wear Phi Theta Kappa stole at graduation
- Golden Key Membership Pin
- Membership Certificate
Steps to become a member and RSVP for Induction Ceremony
Visit https://join.ptk.org/ and enter in your Harper College email address. Pay your 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’s local chapter of Phi Phi to fund meeting, travel to regional events,
other activities and scholarships, and the induction ceremony.)
Fill out the form to RSVP for the Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
Induction Ceremony FAQs
Induction is a ceremony to take the oath of membership for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and also to recognize students for their great achievements. Family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate along with PTK members. It is also a time to meet fellow members, learn more about the organization, and find out other ways to become more involved through events and service outings. Members also receive their complimentary stole that can be worn at graduation.
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