Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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Office of Student Life & Leadership

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was established in 1929 to acknowledge and promote the academic achievements of two-year college students. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. With a membership of more than one million students throughout 1,100 worldwide chapters, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education.

Each year Phi Theta Kappa selects a study topic intended to unite faculty and students across disciplines. The theme provides a focal point for academic work and service activities.

Membership benefits include the Phi Theta Kappa diploma seal, the privilege of wearing the honors stole and tassel at graduation, a myriad of scholarships (more than $87 million), the opportunity to travel to academic conferences throughout the year, and the honor of becoming an alumni member after graduation. Transcripts sent to four-year institutions will identify the student as a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

To qualify for membership, students must have the following:

  • Current enrollment at MiraCosta at the time they apply
  • Successful completion of 12 or more units at MiraCosta
  • A GPA at MiraCosta of at least 3.5