Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honors society for two-year colleges. We have an actively growing chapter here at HCC! In PTK, you will learn the communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal and professional etiquette skills necessary to succeed in your chosen career. Connect with supportive advisors, college officials, and mentors, and make lifelong friends!
You must have a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and have successfully completed 15 semester hours at HCC (transfer hours and credits from 0-level classes not included) to be invited to become a PTK member. In addition, you must complete at least one full semester at HCC prior to graduation, and have never graduated from HCC.
What does PTK membership offer at HCC?
- Bi-weekly PTK meetings
- Be formally inducted into PTK (spring or fall ceremonies)
- Plan and run fundraising events
- Help with recruitment initiatives
- Work on a campus and/or community-engaged project
- Work on the Honors in Action (HIA) Project
- Develop communication, interpersonal, leadership skills, and professional skills
- Apply for scholarships available only to members
- Participate in PTK Regional Conventions and/or Honors conferences
- Graduate with PTK Honors on your transcript
What is required of me as a Phi Theta Kappa member?
Nothing! You can pay your one-time lifetime membership fee of $75* and never do anything else, and you’ll still be a PTK member. Of course, we don’t recommend that — membership is what you make of it, and the return on your investment is up to you. Your résumé — and your future self — will thank you.
*For students who cannot afford the membership fee, we have several scholarships available. Students apply and must be approved to be awarded a scholarship. Those awarded scholarships are expected to participate in PTK on campus.
Have other questions? Visit us in the Integrative Learning Center in Frost 270 and/or email Sue Streeter for more information!
Dr. Vanessa Martinez, Co-Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa
Sue Streeter, Co-Advisor, Phi Theta Kappa