Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

PTK Inductees, April 2016
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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Iota Kappa Chapter)

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges worldwide, made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

PTK Mission:

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, we provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.


  • You must have completed at least 15 hours of coursework (above the 100 level) that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible)
  • You must have a CUMULATIVE grade point average of 3.5
  • You must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled.
  • You must adhere to the moral standards of the society

Privileges of Membership

Members may apply for nearly $90 million in scholarships to continue their education at the two-year, four-year and graduate levels — a benefit unmatched by other honor societies. This includes $37 million in transfer scholarships available exclusively for members; that means an average transfer scholarship amount of $2,500 annually.

In addition, membership prepares you for a successful future with personal, professional and leadership development opportunities, all aimed at helping you complete college and become more competitive in the job market.

You now join the ranks of acclaimed authors, astronauts, scientists, medical professionals, educators, athletes, global leaders and others whose desire, discipline and determination have earned them the highest honor awarded to community college students:  membership in Phi Theta Kappa.

Enrollment Fee:

The one-time $85.00 membership fee is an investment in your future.

To get involved with your local chapter, contact advisor Theresa Groody at or (610)526-1860.

Scholarship Opportunities:

Associate Degree Applications: PTK applications for Scholarships

Bachelor’s Degree Applications: Transfer Scholarship Applications

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Theresa Groody
PTK Advisor
Academic Center, Room 304