Phi Theta Kappa

​​​​Established in ​1918, Phi Theta Kappa has a presence on almost 1,300 community college campuses in 11 nations. Recognized by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) as the official honor society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society to join.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes the academic achievement of college students and provides opportunities for its members to grow as scholars and leaders. More than 3.5 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst among members and colleges.

Phi Theta Kappa provides enrichment in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Members have access to over $90 million in scholarship opportunities, including transfer scholarships with partner four-year universities, the All-USA Academic Team, Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise and Guistwhite Scholarships.

Inducted members are not only recognized for their outstanding academic achievements but also have opportunities to develop leadership and professional skills, earn scholarships and explore career paths.

Learn more at Phi Theta Kappa National and Phi Theta Kappa Texas.

Member Benefits

  • Recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments
  • Golden Key membership pin and membership certificate
  • Recognition by wearing Phi Theta Kappa commencement regalia during college graduation
  • Free enrollment in PTK Connect and PTK Edge
  • Resources to provide you with skills that can help ensure future success
  • Recognition during college induction ceremony
  • $90 million in scholarship opportunities earmarked for PTK members only
  • Personalized letters of recommendation to help with scholarships or gaining employment

Becoming a Member

Qualified candidates must:

  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA​ 2
  • Have completed 12 college credit hours from Dallas College and be currently enrolled as a student. Both part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership.
  • Receive an invitation to join. If you have achieved these standards but have not received an invitation letter, please​ contact the appropriate PTK advisor.

The cost of membership for Phi Theta Kappa is a one-time fee of $95. If you need financial support to pay the membership fee, please contact your campus chapter advisor for help.

Although each Dallas College campus operates its own chapter, students are welcome to join any chapter within the college. Please see the chapter advisor list below.

Phi Theta Kappa Advisors