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Join the Dynamic Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

December, 2020
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Since 1980, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter has been making a difference in the lives of QCC students and the community. The Chapter is currently holding its membership drive until December 23, and students who have at least 12 credits of college level courses (level 100 or higher) and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater are eligible to join.  

“Already 129 new members have registered since the end of September. By joining PTK, you build camaraderie with your fellow classmates, as well as participate in community service projects that make a real impact on the lives of others in our community,” said PTK Advisor Bonnie Coleman.

The Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter offers opportunities for personal growth, leadership skills, networking skills, soft skills for the workforce, scholarships and opportunities for deep thinking and researching for the bi-annual Honors Study Topic. Membership in PTK is for life. When you graduate as a PTK member, it’s recorded on your transcript. 

“This membership can have positive far-reaching impacts when it comes to transferring to a four-year institution and for prospective employers,” Ms. Coleman continued.

Members participate in numerous community service events each year that have included:

  • Lilly: The Worcester Public Library Bookmobile
  • Community Harvest Project
  • Veteran's Inc.
  • Friendly House of Worcester
  • Why Me & Sherry's House
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute and The Jimmy Fund
  • Worcester Animal Rescue League
  • Rally Against Cancer
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Central MA Housing Alliance
  • Convoy of Hope
  • Relay for Life

PTK is a national organization with hundreds of chapters throughout the country. Since its inception, QCC’s Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter has earned multiple national awards and was recognized nationally as one of Phi Theta Kappa's Most Distinguished Top 100 Chapters in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

“I hope students will consider giving themselves an early holiday gift and register to become a PTK member,” Ms. Coleman said, adding, “The cost to join is a one-time membership fee of $85.”

For more information, visit PTK. To check on eligibility and register to join, email Ms. Coleman at bcoleman [at]