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PTK Benefits

PTK Students

Why Students Should Join

Phi Theta Kappa offers many benefits.  Receiving an invitation to join says that you have put in a lot of dedication and hard work, and this should be recognized and rewarded! Our organization and chapter focus on the importance of academics and maintaining excellent grades, but also on developing important skills and community service.  The Alpha Zeta Theta chapter Our chapter offers opportunities for scholar-servant-leaders to grow, develop leadership skills, networking skills, soft skills for the workforce, opportunities for deep thinking and researching for the bi-annual Honors Study Topic.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is for life.  If you graduate as a member it’s recorded on your transcript.  This membership can have far reaching impacts when it comes to transferring to a four year institution and even for prospective employers.

Prospective members at Quinsigamond Community College need 12 credits of college level courses (level 100 or higher) and cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.

There are many benefits of being a member of Phi Theta Kappa. Among them are:

  • $37 million in transfer scholarships available exclusively to members
  • Free enrollment in, an online service that helps match students with potential scholarships and college/universities for possible transfer.
  • Access to Five Star Competitive Edge, a development plan for both personal and professional use.
  • Increased pay grade for entry level federal jobs
  • Personalized letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment
  • Special benefits and offers from Phi Theta Kappa corporate partners
  • Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key membership pin
  • Embossed membership certificate and ID card
  • Recognition at the annual chapter induction ceremony
  • Special Phi Theta Kappa regalia to be worn at college graduation*

*Members need to complete chapter requirements to earn their Gold Stole for graduation.  Requirements consist of performing 2 community services through the chapter and attendance at two general meetings, one in the semester in which you join, and the other prior to graduating.