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The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society was established in 1918 to acknowledge and promote the academic achievements of two-year college students. Membership in PTK 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 1,250 worldwide chapters, PTK is the largest honor society in American higher education. The society is constantly growing, and approximately 100,000 students are inducted annually.
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 PTK diploma seal, the privilege of wearing the honors stole and tassel at graduation, a myriad of scholarships (more than $90 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 PTK.
To qualify for membership to Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter at MiraCosta College, students must have the following: