New Members

Greetings, future Kappans! Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has been recognizing and encouraging excellence among community colleges since it was founded in 1918. Today, the Society is the largest honor society in higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany and the Republic of Palau. The recognition and scholarship opportunities Phi Theta Kappa brings to an institution, its faculty advisors, and most importantly to its student members are incomparable to any other student organization.

To be eligible for the membership, you need to:

  1. Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

  2. Fill out the Application Form. ^_^ ALL NEW MEMBERS GET A FREE PTK TEE-SHIRT ^_^

  3. Bring a one-time, non-refundable, lifetime membership fee of $80 to any Phi Theta Kappa Forum.

In addition, please remember that you will have to attend our Induction Ceremony later in the semester you join, in which you will formally and officially join our family. Congratulations on making the great choice to join our honor society!

Important Dates

Application Deadline:

New Member Orientation: 
Meeting 1:
Tuesday, September 10
11:15am – 11:55pm
SCI 140

Meeting 2:
Tuesday, September 11
4:15pm – 4:55pm
HSS 105


  1. You will be receiving a Phi Theta Kappa notation on your transcript.*

  2. Learn more about scholarship and internship opportunities.

  3. Be eligible for exclusive Phi Theta Kappa scholarships.

  4. You will be able to interact with SMC students from different cultures.

  5. Network with like-minded individuals.

  6. Help out the community through volunteering.

  7. Create your own network of friends and contacts through our fellowship events.

  8. Be awarded for your great academic and extracurricular effort and achievements.

Member Statuses


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