Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the academic achievement of college students and
provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. Established
in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses
in 11 nations. The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recognized Phi
Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges in 1929. More than
3.8 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active
members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst
among members and colleges.
Scholarships to help you complete your associate, bachelor’s, and even master’s degrees.
Access to $246 million in transfer scholarships offered by over 800 four-year colleges and universities
across the country.
Leadership and service experiences that will boost your resume, making you more competitive
for both PTK and non-PTK scholarships.
No matter your ultimate goal, PTK Edge™ gives you the edge you need to get ahead. These courses are free, online, self-paced,
and offered exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members.
Healthcare Edge prepares you to successfully transition from your academic program to a career in
the healthcare field.
Request personalized letters of recommendation for job applications.
Use PTK Connect to search for four-year colleges and universities that are transfer friendly and
see the scholarships they offer to community college students - including those exclusively
for PTK members.
Take the trickiness out of transferring and get advice from admissions pros through
our exclusive Transfer Edge online course.
Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Membership Pin
Phi Theta Kappa Membership Certificate
Recognition during chapter induction ceremony.
Opportunity to wear Phi Theta Kappa graduation regalia.*
Official Phi Theta Kappa seal placed on your college diploma.*
Notation of membership on your college transcript.*
Press release announcing your academic achievement. *Contingent on college policy.
Phi Theta Kappa is the Honor Society for community colleges, which supports high-achieving
students by providing scholarships and the opportunity to participate in community
events aimed to build critical skills such as leadership, problem solving, and communication.
Beta Alpha Phi is the chapter at Hudson County Community College. The chapter was chartered on March 31, 1995.
Eligibility and Requirements for Membership
Minimum number of college credits earned: 12
Minimum cumulative grade point average: 3.5
New members will receive a membership certificate, a pin, and tassel in the mail from
Phi Theta Kappa and a t-shirt from the Beta Alpha Phi Chapter. For graduation, members
will also get the Phi Theta Kappa stole.
Spring Induction will be held on Friday, May 28, 2023 at 6:30PM in the Gabert Library,
New Jersey is in the Middle States Region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Washington, D. C.) and in Division I (366 Chapters, 6 Regional Organizations - Carolinas (NC, SC, Bermuda), Middle States
(DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA), New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT), New York, Ohio, and Virginia/West Virginia).
Regional officers are elected at the regional convention in March and international
officers are elected at Catalyst in April. The candidate applications are available
during the fall semester.