are the requirements for joining Phi Theta Kappa?
You must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 12 credit
hours at Pensacola State College to be eligible to join Phi Theta
Kappa. You must also be currently enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.
program. If you're eligible click on the "Join PTK" tab
up top for more information. If you're not sure of your eligibility
check with a PTK advisor.
Do I have to keep a 3.5 GPA once I
No, once you have been inducted to Phi Theta Kappa,
you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2.
I am a part time student. Am I eligible
Of course! The majority of college students are
only able to attend school part time. As long as you meet the eligibility
requirements you can join Phi Theta Kappa.
I am a dual enrolled student. Am I
eligible to join?
Certainly! We have many dual enrolled students who
are active members or officers in our chapter.
Will my grades suffer if I become
an active member in Phi Theta Kappa?
No! Our members typically maintain their academic
success levels. In fact, your grades may actually improve. If you
begin having problems in one of your subjects help is a member away!
How much of my time will being a member
of Phi Theta Kappa require?
You may be as active as you desire. Many of our
members join just for the transcript stamp, the seal on their diploma
and the scholarship opportunities. That is completely acceptable.
To ensure that honor students are as well rounded as possible we
encourage you to support Phi Theta Kappa’s four hallmarks
of fellowship, leadership, service, and scholarship (all of which
are highly regarded y universities and potential employers). Active
membership will ensure that you develop in all of these areas. Your
activity level, however is completely up to you.
Am I too old to join Phi Theta Kappa?
Our members are all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds!
Everyone can fit in with PTK! We welcome diversity! Currently our
active members range from 18-55yrs of age.
Does it cost anything to join Phi
There is a one-time membership fee that covers the
cost of your new member package from headquarters, as well as the
induction ceremony. The fee is different for each chapter, but is
approximately $79. After that initial membership fee there is no
cost. In fact, if you become an active member you'll get to go on
trips where everything is covered except your meals.
Is it worth the money to join Phi
Absolutely! PTK offers many benefits which can be
seen in a short power point.
One big benefit for PTK members at Pensacola State is the
Ami-Lee Wilder $1000
scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to several students every
term. If you are a PTK member you are given preference during the
grading of the essays, which means you have a much better chance
of winning one of the scholarships. Entry is easy, a 500 word essay.
For more details ask your PTK advisor.
If you have questions not answered
on this page, visit ptk.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will
be happy to help you.