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Phi Theta Kappa

The Fall 2021 Phi Theta Kappa ceremony will be livestreamed at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16. 


Phi Theta Kappa is the official Honors Society for two-year colleges. 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. Phi Theta Kappa is separate from the Honors Program, though many students are members of both. 


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

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

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


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

  • Members are recognized during the induction ceremony
  • Each member is gifted with a complimentary Phi Theta Kappa graduation stole from the Phi Phi Chapter
  • Members receive a Golden Key Membership Pin and Certificate from the Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters

How to become a member

Visit https://join.ptk.org/ and enter in your Harper College email address. Pay a one-time membership fee and become a lifelong member.

The one-time 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 help fund meetings, travel to regional events, cultural and  service outings, scholarships, and the induction ceremony.  

Induction Ceremony FAQs

The Phi Theta Kappa Induction is a ceremony where new members are recognized for their great academic achievements.  

The Fall 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Virtual Induction Ceremony

will be livestreamed on Tuesday,  November 16th, at 7 p.m.

A formal paper invitation to view the ceremony will be sent to members who accepted membership during the summer 2021 enrollment period or the fall 2021 enrollment period. Fall students must have accepted membership between 9/1-10/25 to be featured. Invitations will be mailed to the address on file with the Registrar's Office. If members accept membership after October 25th, they will receive an evite. 

New members are invited to attend the "Social Gathering" with Professor Garcia and Professor Tomasian directly following the ceremony. It is a great way to get to know them and fellow members! 


Please do not purchase a stole. New members are gifted a stole from the Chapter. New members have the opportunity to receive their stole during the semester. New members will receive an email to their Harper email address with more information about stole distribution.


Learn more about  Phi Theta Kappa at ptk.org

Last Updated: 11/29/21