Phi Theta Kappa

Honor Society

What are the benefits of being a member?

Alumni Membership

Alumni chapters at certain four-year institutions provide a support network for transfer, and regional alumni associations provide lifetime networking possibilities.

Career Resource Center

The cite provides members with career trends as well as research tips and tools for navigating the job market. free enrollment

Members have free access to Phi Theta Kappa’s online transfer tool that allows them to research colleges, learn about transfer scholarships, manage important transfer dates and deadlines, and communicate with four-year college representatives to ensure a smooth transfer to a four-year college.

Five Star Competitive Edge

Phi Theta Kappa provides its members the opportunity to improve their communication, leadership, team-building, and goal-setting skills through hands-on leadership activities and online video course-ware. Members can design a self-paced plan allowing them to choose how competitive they want to be, from one star to five stars. The requirements at each level provide members with experience based on Phi Theta Kappa’s four Hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Members can also build an online portfolio that will showcase their accomplishments, and that they can share with scholarship providers, admissions officials, and potential employers.

Letters of Commendation

Most active members receive letters of commendation from the College President acknowledging their academic achievement and community involvement.

Letters of Recommendation

Members can request letters of recommendation to their college admission counselors, scholarship officials or potential employers.

Membership Credentials

Members receive The Golden Key Membership Pin, Membership Certificate, and Membership ID Card.

Phi Theta Kappa Graduation Regalia

Members may purchase and wear The Society’s Honors Stole, Tassel and additional graduation regalia at college commencements.

Press Release Announcing Membership

At the member’s request, a press release is sent electronically to a newspaper of the member’s choosing.

Transfer Scholarships

Members may apply for more than $37 million in transfer scholarships provided exclusively to Society members by more than 700 senior institutions.

Volunteer Opportunity

Members have ample opportunity for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service work.

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Phone: 716-614-6758
Location: E-126