"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."
» Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for more
than $36 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to
Society members by more than 600 senior institutions.
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» Members may connect to find cutting-edge services, programs
and resources selected especially to meet their needs. The benefits,
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Press release announcing your membership, sent electronically to
a newspaper of your choice.
Letter of recommendation sent to a college admissions counselor
or scholarship official.
Letter of recommendation sent to a potential employer.
» All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the prestigious Golden
Key Membership Pin.
» All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the impressive Certificate
» All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive a wallet-size Identification
» Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix the Society’s
Gold Diploma Seal, denoting Society membership, to their two-year
» Members of Phi Theta Kappa may have their membership in the
international honor society noted on their transcript, contingent
on their college’s policy.
» Civil Service Jobs Benefit
Members applying for GS5 federal jobs and who completed a baccalaureate
degree with superior academic achievement, as defined by the Federal
Office of Personnel Management, would be upgraded to a GS7 classification,
meaning an increase in starting salary over the GS5 grade. GS5 federal
jobs are entry level jobs requiring completion of a baccalaureate
degree or four years of study beyond high school.