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1. Why should I become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society for Two-year Colleges?
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for more than $35 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by more than 600 senior institutions.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for nomination by their college for the All-USA Academic Team competition. In addition, 33 states sponsor All-State Academic Team programs, providing further recognition for outstanding students.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may take advantage of several internally funded scholarship programs including the Leaders of Promise (for completion of associate degree) and the Guistwhite Scholarship (for completion of baccalaureate degree).
All members of Phi Theta Kappa are automatically nominated for the National Dean’s List, a publication of America’s most outstanding college students. -Members may join Get Connected, the exclusive place to find cutting-edge services, programs and resources selected especially to meet your needs. All of these benefits are available to members free of charge.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may submit manuscripts to Nota Bene, the Society’s honors anthology.
All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the prestigious Golden Key Membership Pin.
All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the impressive Certificate of Membership.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix the Society’s Gold Diploma Seal, denoting Society membership, to their two-year college diploma.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may have their membership in the international honor society noted on their transcript, contingent on their college’s policy.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the Society’s golden monogrammed Honors Stole and Tassel, at college commencement exercises, available through purchase, contingent on college policy.
All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive a wallet-size Identification Card.
2. How do you become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?
An invitation to membership is extended to those students who have completed a minimum of 12 transferable units, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
3. Can part-time students be invited to become members?
Yes, if they have completed a minimum of 12 transferable units, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
4. What about students who attend college in the United States but who are not citizens of this country?
International students are welcome to become members. They must have completed a minimum of 12 transferable units, achieved the required GPA, and possess all rights of citizenship in their native land.
5. What about fees?
Membership dues for the Beta Kappa Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is $65.00. This is an one-time fee that covers membership dues on the local, regional and international levels for a lifetime membership. Members continue to enjoy benefits even after graduating from Chaffey College.
6. How much time will being a member take?
The time a member devotes to Phi Theta Kappa is a matter of individual choice. Some Phi Theta Kappa members choose to devote many hours to chapter activities; others may elect to not participate at all. Phi Theta Kappa's Constitution requires only that a prospective inductee make and maintain certain GPAs. No service activities may be required of new or old members; nor can the chapter withhold any benefits (i.e., wearing honors stole; receiving scholarship recommendations).
7. What if I move after being inducted into Phi Theta Kappa? How do I update my address with Headquarters?
Members and other Society constituents can easily update their address information with Headquarters by using the On-Line Change of Address Form.
8. I have a question about my Certificate of Membership, my Identification Card and my Golden Key Membership Pin. Who should I contact at Headquarters?
Call Membership Services at 601-984-3504, ext. 554 or e-mail email@example.com.
To contact Phi Theta Kappa:
Phone: (909) 529-1832