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Phi Theta Kappa 

Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges with an approximate membership of 1.5 million individuals across the United States and worldwide. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage academic excellence among students of two-year colleges. It also aims to promote individual growth through programs that provide leadership training, continual scholarship, fellowship among scholars, and service to the community.

All Pikes Peak Community College students are invited to attend our general meetings and participate in our local events. Alpha Gamma Alpha would like to invite all qualified individuals to join Phi Theta Kappa and enjoy the privileges that come with membership. Some benefits include:

Benefits

Recognition:

All members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the Golden Honor Stole, Tassel, Cords, and Key Medallion during their commencement ceremony. They may also affix the Society's Gold Diploma Seal to their two-year college diploma and have their membership noted in their transcript.

Scholarships:

More than $36 million in transfer scholarships to many four-year colleges and universities are available to Phi Theta Kappa members. Other two-year college scholarships such as the Guistewhite Scholarship, Leaders of Promise, and the Coca-Cola Scholarship are available to members. For the latest information, visit the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Page.

Letters of Recommendation:

At the request of the member, Phi Theta Kappa headquarters will send a letter of recommendation to college admission counselors, scholarship committees, or potential employers.

Online Resources:

Members can take advantage of great offers, discounts, and a host of online benefits.

Travel:

Active members in the Phi Theta Kappa chapters have an opportunity to travel to regional and national conferences. 

Leadership:

Members have numerous opportunities to serve as chapter, regional, or even international officers. Leadership training is also available to them through seminars and conferences.

More Benefits:

Visit the Phi Theta Kappa website page to get more details.

Eligibility

  • Cumulative GPA 3.25 or greater
  • Currently enrolled at PPCC in an associate degree program
  • Completed 12 college level credit hours towards an associate degree
  • Active members must be students in good standing with respect to GPA and/or student status with PPCC.
  • Grades for courses completed at other institutions may be considered when determining membership eligibility.

Becoming a Member

Enrollment periods open and close each semester during which invitation letters are mailed to eligible students. Membership includes a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $95.00. However, students who have qualified for a PELL Grant, have a 3.5 GPA or greater, may be eligible to receive a separate grant to cover the membership fee; details about applying for the Phi Theta Kappa/PELL Membership Grant is included in the invitation letters.

For questions about the Alpha Gamma Alpha Chapter at PPCC or if you are interested in becoming a member send an email to PTK@ppcc.edu or call Tarasa Hopper 502-4903.