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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

About PTK

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was established in 1918 to acknowledge and promote the academic achievements of two-year college students. PTK is the oldest and most prestigious honor society with 1,300 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, US territorial possessions, and 11 sovereign nations.

Membership in PTK provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. The society is constantly growing, and approximately 130,000 students are inducted annually and more than 3.8 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918. 

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

Membership benefits include the PTK diploma seal, the privilege of wearing the honors stole and tassel at graduation, a myriad of scholarships, 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 PTK.

Additionally, the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation awards $1.5 million in scholarships to members each year, and four-year college partners now offer $250 million in transfer scholarships exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members.


To qualify for membership to Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter at MiraCosta College, students must have the following:

  • Current enrollment at MiraCosta College at the time of application.
  • Successful completion of 12 or more transferable units at MiraCosta College.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at MiraCosta College.

For more information, please visit the Phi Theta Kappa webpage or call 760.757.2121, ext. 6890

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Oceanside, CA 92058
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