Phi Theta Kappa and the College Life Exploration Center

PTK and the College Life Exploration Center are partnering to bring you the 2016 Volunteer Fair, Wednesday, October 19th @ 10am-2pm in the Main Lobby of the UW-WC campus!  

See you there!

Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)!


(picture: Spring 2016 members)

Executive Board

President: Emory Salberg

Vice President: Donald Christiansen

Secretary: Mary Greuel

Treasurer: Arber Shehu

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 conductive 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 3.3 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.

Join PTK!

To join PTK, check out the Phi Theta Kappa website for more information or contact a current member or the Faculty Advisor, Chris Yogerst.  Meeting dates are Thursdays at 12:15pm in Room 308, the NEW College Life Exploration Center!

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 scholarships specifically designated for PTK 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"

Welcome to the College Life Exploration Center (CLEC)!

Located on 3rd floor in Room 308, the 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.

Mission Statement:  

The goal 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 Student 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 will publish their availability each week on the schedule at the front desk 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 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 to be able to 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 307 and you will be contacted for an interview.

Meet your current mentors...

Mentor Hours: TBA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Plans after UWWC: Transferring to UW Madison, Fall 2017
Random Fact about me: I am a foreign student from Albania.
Mentor Hours:  TBA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Plans after UWWC: UWWC Collaborative program with UW Platteville
Random Fact about me: I am also a senator with the UWWC Student Government Association.
Mentor Hours: TBA
Major: Business
Plans after UWWC: Transfer to a 4-year University, but not sure where yet
Random Fact about me: I’ll be starting an internship as a Financial Advisor this summer. Give me a can of Pringles… gone in sub-5 minutes! Coffee is my ‘Other Half’.
Mentor Hours: TBA
Major: Exploring (undecided)
Plans after UWWC: Transfer to UW Madison or UW Platteville
Random Fact about me: I work at the UWWC Library, so you have probably seen me there!  If you need any help with research, I can most definitely help you when I am up in the CLEC. I am also a member of the Student Government Association and the Phi Theta Kappa Club, so if you have any questions regarding either of these clubs, I can be a resource for you.  I love discussing movies, so if you are bored and love movies, come find me!


Contact the PTK advisor, Professor Chris Yogerst, or the CLEC Coordinator and Mental Health Counselor, Michelle Appel.

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
~C.S. Lewis

We are looking forward to seeing you in the College Life Exploration Center (CLEC)!