A Pensacola State College Student Club

Phi Theta Kappa


Campus: PNS, MIL, 

Phone: 850-484-1160

Email: PTK@Pensacolastate.edu

Website: Visit Our Website

Meeting Schedule: Pensacola Chapter: Mondays 4:00pm and

Meeting Location: Pensacola Campus: bldg.17 room 1707

Club Advisor: Jeff Wooters, Advisor


About Phi Theta Kappa

Theta Chi is a chapter of an international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa. Our members are recognized for their high academic achievements Continue Reading Phi Theta Kappa

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Phi Theta Kappa is Good As
Gold!

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold:
Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and;
Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Phi Theta Kappa allows for many different levels of involvement. The personal rewards and satisfaction derived from membership far outweigh the time contributed to the chapter’s success. Pensacola State College honors Phi Theta Kappa members in the graduation program at graduation ceremonies where members proudly wear the distinctive gold Phi Theta Kappa stoles and tassels. Phi Theta Kappa membership is displayed prominently on each member’s official transcript. Opportunities are available as well for members to apply for Phi Theta Kappa scholarships at various colleges and universities.

Criteria To Join

Are You Eligible To Join PTK?

  • 3.5 or Higher GPA
  • 12 credit hours at Pensacola State College
  • Enrolled in an AA, AAS, or AS Program

If you are not sure about your eligibility please contact an advisor! If you received a golden ticket (invitational letter) then you are currently eligible. Please note that if you do not join now and your GPA falls below 3.5 you will not be eligible to join until your GPA returns to a 3.5. Once you become a member you must maintain a 3.2 GPA. If your GPA falls below a 3.2 you will have a semester to bring it back up.

 

 

How To Join

 You can join any chapter!

Joining can be accomplished online or through submission of a paper application. To join online you will need your unique passcode. Eligible students receive an invitational email about 1 month into the fall and spring terms. This email contains a passcode for each chapter. Choose the chapter you want to join, and use that passcode to complete the application process online at PTK.org. OR you can print a paper application below. Do NOT do both. Either accept online OR turn in a paper application. If you did not receive an invitation with a passcode, contact the advisor for the chapter you want to join and inquire about obtaining a passcode and whether or not you’re eligible to join.


 

Pensacola Chapter – Theta Chi

You can pick up an application from the bulletin board outside of room 1750 or 1711 OR Print the application. Print the following pages; International Application and Cashier Form.

  1. International Application
  2. Cashier Form

Once you have printed both pages, fill out the application, and take the Cashier Form to the Cashier’s Office located in Bldg 2 on the Pensacola Campus. Pay the one-time membership fee of $85 and obtain a receipt. Return the application with the receipt stapled to it to the envelope on the bulletin board of room 1750 in building 17.


 

Milton Chapter – Beta Beta Gamma

Contact Carol Hulse to pickup an application on campus OR Print the International application below.

  1. International Application

Once you have printed the page, fill it out and take it to the Cashier’s Office located in Bldg 4200 on the Milton Campus. Pay the one-time membership fee, and turn the application into Ms. Debbie or Ms. Kelly in the Academic Advising office (bldg 4200) or turn it in to Carol Hulse

Additional Info

Do I have to keep a 3.5 GPA once I join?
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 to join?
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, ethnicity, and backgrounds! Everyone can fit in with PTK! We welcome diversity! Currently our active members range from 16-55+ years of age.

Does it cost anything to join Phi Theta Kappa?
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. After that initial membership fee there is no cost. In fact, if you become an active member may get to travel to conventions where most of the expenses are covered or awarded a transfer scholarship if you transfer to a university.

Is it worth the money to join Phi Theta Kappa?
Absolutely! PTK offers many benefits. One of the major benefits are transfer scholarships offered to PTK members. Many schools have transfer scholarships, for example UWF, USA, and FSU all offer scholarships to PTK members (inquire about scholarships with the university admissions office). Another possible benefit for PTK members at Pensacola State is the Ami-Lee Wilder $1000 scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students every term. If you are a PTK member you are given preference during the grading of the essays, which means you have a better chance of winning one of the scholarships. This scholarship is awarded through the PSC scholarship application.

Do I have to attend the orientation meeting to join?
No, you can still join if you are unable to attend orientation. Orientations help prospective members learn about all the benefits Phi Theta Kappa membership offers them, but they are not mandatory. For more information on how to join click the How to Join tab.


 

 

Additional Contact Information

Pensacola State College has three chapters of Phi Theta Kappa. To reach the advisor of the chapter closest to you, please use the information below:

Pensacola Chapter – Theta Chi
Email: PTK@Pensacolastate.edu
Jeff Wooters, Advisor
Phone: 484-1160   Email: jwooters@pensacolastate.edu

Milton Chapter – Beta Beta Gamma
Email: PTKPJCMilton@gmail.com

Carol Hulse, Advisor
Phone: 484-4480   Email: chulse@pensacolastate.edu


 

If you have questions not answered on this page, visit ptk.org or e-mail ptk@pensacolastate.edu and someone will be happy to help you.

Member Benefits

Scholarships

  • Associate, Bachelor’s and Master’s Scholarships to help you complete your degree
  • Access to more than $37 million in transfer scholarships
  • Experiences to make you more competitive for non-PTK scholarships

Job Skills

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Online courses to build skills employers want
  • Leadership experience for your resume

 

Recognition

  • Membership pin and certificate
  • Honors recognizing your achievements among your peers
  • Diploma seal
  • Notation of membership on your transcript

Community

  • A place where you fit in
  • Tutoring and mentoring opportunities
  • Friendships that last a lifetime
  • Support from advisors and college administrators

Club Calendar of Events

Meeting Schedule: Pensacola Chapter: Mondays 4:00pm and

Meeting Schedule: Pensacola Campus: bldg.17 room 1707