Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges with an approximate membership of 3 million individuals across the United States and worldwide.
Pike Peak Community College is a local chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honors program.
Its purpose is to recognize and encourage academic excellence among students of two-year colleges. It also aims to promote individual growth through programs that provide leadership training, continual scholarship, fellowship among scholars, and service to the community.
"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."
Enrollment periods open and close each semester during which invitation letters are emailed to eligible students through either your official student email or email of record.
Your emailed invitation will include a pass code. Enter your unique pass code at PTK's website to accept membership.
Membership includes a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $80.00.
New student members are formally welcomed with an Induction Ceremony by the Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Graduating members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the Golden Honor Stole, Tassel, Cords, and Key Medallion during their commencement ceremony. They may also affix the Society's Gold Diploma Seal to their two-year college diploma and have their membership noted in their transcript.
There are a few programs that PTK has for its members to set them up for success in their academic and professional careers. These programs were designed with CTE and transfer students in mind.
Employment EDGE is more suitable for students in the CTE Program. This helps students create resumes, learn networking, how to negotiate your salary, and learn how to build a digital footprint. It is a great tool to transition from an academic setting into employment.
Transfer EDGE is for student who plan to transfer to a four-year college, guiding them in understanding financial aid and student loans, how to make the most of your campus visit, how to create a strong transfer application, and how to make a scholarship resume.
Academic and leadership programs have been implemented into EDGE. Research EDGE is to help students conduct scholarly research. Though it is aimed more towards the research process for those participating in the Honors and Action project, it is beneficial to all students. You are given the best research practices, and if you are interested in the Honors in Action project, how to explore the basics and how to engage your chapters project.
Competitive EDGE is for building your leadership skills. Focusing on soft skills alongside career panning, allows you to learn effective communication, how to best use your critical thinking and research skills, grow your emotional intelligence, gain cultural awareness, get organized, set goals, and test your professional etiquette. Having these skills are a great addition to put on a resume and to have in everyday life..
We encourage our members to utilize these programs to better their chances in their academic and career endeavors. You can access these programs at any time, for free. Once you have accomplished a specific set of goals, you can adapt and use the program that best accommodates the stage you are in. If you would like to check them out, they are on PTK.org under the benefits tab.
More than $90 million in transfer scholarships to many four-year colleges and universities are available to Phi Theta Kappa members. Some two-year college scholarships include the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Ed., GEICO Pathway to Completion, and the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship.
For scholarship information and deadlines, visit the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships page.
At the request of the member, Phi Theta Kappa headquarters will send a letter of recommendation to college admission counselors, scholarship committees, or potential employers.
Members can take advantage of great offers, discounts, and a host of online benefits.
Active members in the Phi Theta Kappa chapters have an opportunity to travel to regional and national conferences.
Members have numerous opportunities to serve as chapter, regional, or even international officers. Leadership training is also available through seminars and conferences.