Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa's mission
Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic
achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for
individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership,
service and fellowship programming.
Phi Theta Kappa traces its beginnings to a Society that originated with six charter members under the name of Kappa Phi Omicron at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, in 1910. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in the 50 United States, various U.S. territories, Canada, Japan, and Germany. Founders modeled many aspects of the new Society after the prestigious senior college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.
GPA of 3.5 or higher in 15 credits of college level coursework
No Ds or Fs unless retaken with a higher grade
Proof of community service
Proof of leadership
Letters of Recommendation from two NMC faculty or staff.
- Prestige - looks great on job applications
- Recognition - wear the ''too cool''
regalia at graduation for all to see and appreciate
- Scholarships for transfer
students working on Bachelors programs after NMC-Nearly 600 senior institutions
in 49 states and provinces provide more than $35 million in scholarships
exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members.
- Participation IN local service activities
with other smart and sophisticated PTK members -and-
- Possibly attend
the national convention