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)
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.
To join PTK, pick up a membership form from the Student Affairs office. Complete the form and return it to the PTK advisor, along with the one-time membership fee of $80 (payable to UW-WC). This fee includes national, regional and local chapter dues. 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)!
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...
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’.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the College Life Exploration Center (CLEC)!