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


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
  • Complimentary Phi Theta Kappa Stole
  • Golden Key Membership Pin
  • Membership Certificate

One step to become a member

Visit 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‚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 take the oath of membership for the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. New members will also be recognized for their great achievements and will have their name appear during the ceremony.

It is also a great way to learn more about the national organization and the local chapter and the many ways to become involved and stay connected through virtual meetings, conferences, events and service outings.

Family and friends are welcome to virtually attend and celebrate along with PTK members. A formal paper invitation will be sent to new members 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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