Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. It is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states and abroad. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship while also promoting leadership, service, and fellowship.


What are the benefits of membership in Phi Theta Kappa?
  • Membership in a prestigious organization
  • The right to designate membership on job and college applications
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Opportunities for service in the community
  • Opportunities for fellowship and interaction with college students
  • Enrollment in—a college transfer planning program
  • Access to the Five Star Competitive Edge professional development program
  • Membership certificate, identification card, and membership pin
  • Gold seal on diploma, notation on transcript, and the opportunity to purchase a PTK stole and tassel for graduation
  • Letters of recommendation to potential employers and college admissions counselors


What are the membership requirements?

To be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5, have completed a minimum of 12 college credits, and be currently enrolled in at least one class at one of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Additionally, there is a one-time membership fee of $95.00. This fee helps cover operating costs for the college's chapters of Phi Theta Kappa for the Arizona region, and Phi Theta Kappa International.


How do I join?

If you think you meet the above criteria but have not been sent an invitation letter to join, please contact the college chapter advisor. The advisor can provide guidance as to how to enroll online or can provide an application for you to enroll.