Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society for two-year colleges offering associate programs. PTK has chapters in more than 900 two-year colleges, inducting more than 50,000 students annually.
PTK bases all programs on its four hallmarks: Scholastics, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. In addition to recognizing and promoting scholastic achievement, PTK also provides members opportunities for leadership development; encourages members to conduct service projects for the benefit of the college and the community; and fosters an atmosphere conductive to scholarly fellowship. Photo: Induction ceremony, May 2015
President: Zeki Abulughod
Vice President: Tyler Ross
Secretary: Calvin Brice
Treasurer: Patrick Leonard
Membership Qualification Criteria:
Students enrolled in 12 or more credits at UW-WC during the semester they qualify must earn at least a 3.3 semester GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Any students meeting the above criteria for membership will be invited to attend informational meetings once classes begin.
How to join PTK? Questions?
To join PTK, pick up a membership form from the Student Services office. Complete the form and return to a PTK advisor, along with the one-time membership fee of $80 (payable to UW-WC). This fee includes national, regional and local chapter dues. The PTK advisor is Holly.Bigelow@uwc.edu.
Benefits of Membership
Each newly inducted member receives:
- Golden Key of Phi Theta Kappa membership pin
- Membership certificate and wallet identification card
- Membership Manual
- Scholarship Directory that includes a list of scholarship specifically designated for Society members
- One year's subscription to the Golden Key newsletter
- Automatic listings of the National Dean's List
- Complimentary copy of 3.5 PLUS Annual Journal
- UW-WC transcript stamped "Member of Phi Theta Kappa"