Phi Theta Kappa
College Life Exploration Center (CLEC) Rm 308
President: Alexis Fellenz
Vice President: Rachel Uhren
Secretary: Kathryn Flynn
Treasurer: Vanessa Sawatze
Public Relations: Ellen Scott
Faculty Advisor: Chris Yogerst
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 conducive to scholarly fellowship.
Membership Qualification Criteria
Students enrolled in 12 or more credits at UW-WC during the semester in which they qualify for membership must earn at least a 3.0 semester GPA and a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Any students meeting this criteria for membership will be invited to attend informational meetings once classes begin.
To join PTK, attend one of the club meetings, contact a current member, or contact the Faculty Advisor, Professor Chris Yogerst.
Meeting dates are Thursdays at 12 p.m. in Room 308, the College Life Exploration Center!
Benefits of Membership
Each newly inducted member receives:
Mental Health Counselor,Michelle Appel, MAC PCTL
Located on the 3rd floor in Room 308, the College Life Exploration Center (CLEC ) offers many valuable resources to currently registered students including Peer Mentoring by PTK members, a study space, computers/printer, the Mental Health Counseling office, academic advising, and career exploration resources.
The mission of the College Life Exploration Center (CLEC) is to assist current UW-WC students in a peer-to-peer mentor/mentee style on issues regarding both academics and their personal life.
What is a Peer Mentor?
Balancing school and work with the rest of life’s responsibilities becomes increasingly difficult, we want to help! The College Life Exploration Center (CLEC) offers UW-WC students an opportunity to work with a peer apprentice that is willing to assist other members of their cohort in a number of ways. Peer mentoring can cover anything not currently offered by the Learning Commons Tutoring Center, including deciding on a major, figuring out the whole 'college thing', job applications, referral to resources available on campus, etc.
The CLEC peer mentors are available between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 308. There is more information about each Mentor below! The CLEC is a drop-in center that provides regular and consistent services that are not limited to academics. It is a partnership between the UW-WC PTK Club and the Mental Health Counseling Office. For matters regarding PTK, please see the club advisor, Professor Chris Yogerst, and for other matters outside the scope of mentoring, please contact the CLEC Coordinator/Mental Health Counselor, Michelle Appel.
A PTK Peer Mentor is a UW-WC student in good academic standing who has proven they can manage their time wisely. Members of PTK are all eligible to be peer mentors. Each mentor outside of PTK must be approved by PTK and must maintain a minimum semester and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and complete the interviewing process with the CLEC Coordinator and/or the PTK Advisor. Interested in becoming a Peer Mentor? Print, complete, and turn in the Mentor Application to the CLEC Director in Room 308 and you will be contacted for an interview.
Meet your PTK Peer Mentors...
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. ~C.S. Lewis
Whether you think you can, or think you can't... you're right! ~Henry Ford