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Phi Theta Kappa

Honor Society

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is the official honor society for two-year colleges, as recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges.

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.

SUNY Niagara’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is called the Alpha Pi Beta Chapter.

Virtual Induction Ceremony 2022
Rachel Shanor

Being involved with PTK has been one of the most life changing experiences I’ve had at SUNY Niagara. As an officer and member of PTK, I developed great leadership, professional, and personal skills. I also met some amazing people along the way. I will forever cherish my time within the Alpha Pi Beta Chapter at SUNY Niagara.

Rachel Shanor '20

Meet the Advisors

Paul Ratka

Paul Ratka

Economics Professor

Madison Ebsary

Madison Ebsary

Academic Center for Excellence Coordinator


Paul Ratka
Phone: 716-614-6758
Location: E-126