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.


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

How 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 Phi Theta Kappa Induction is a virtual ceremony where members will be recognized for their great achievements and will be featured during the ceremony. You MUST accept membership by Tuesday, March 9th, for your name to be featured during the ceremony.

The virtual spring 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony will be livestreamed on Tuesday, March 16th, at 7 p.m.

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!

A formal invitation will be sent to eligible students inviting them to accept membership.


Please do not purchase a stole. New members have the opportunity 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.


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