Phi Theta Kappa

Joining Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.

Criteria for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) membership is:

  • Currently enrolled at Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Already have completed 12+ letter-grade credit hours at the 100-level or above
  • Have a minimum cumulative EMCC GPA of 3.50

Upon determination of eligibility, a passcode is generated and sent to you.  New member fees are paid on the website. The last day to take advantage of a temporary membership fee reduction is January 31, 2018.  The lifetime membership fee is $90 (Beta Alpha Xi retains $25 of that and the rest goes to PTK Headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi).  

Membership empowers you with a competitive edge and:

  • Access to the PTK website,
  • Transfer scholarships offered by ASU, NAU, and U of A
  • $37 million in scholarship opportunities for members only
  • FREE enrollment in, a transfer and college completion planning tool
  • Opportunity to be published in Phi Theta Kappa's anthology, Nota Bene
  • Opportunities to develop research and servant leadership skills by participating in Honors in Action programming in local chapter
  • Opportunity to become part of a network of nearly 3 million fellow scholars and servant leaders on more than 1,285 campuses worldwide
  • Personalized letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment
  • Special benefits, financial offers, and member discount offers from Phi Theta Kappa Corporate Partners such as GEICO and Bank of America