Qualifying institutions pay a nonrefundable, one-time chartering fee of $500 (U.S. dollars). The purpose of this fee is to cover expenses such as communication, mailings, materials and travel costs incurred in the chartering process.
The entire chartering process usually takes about one college term to complete. Your chapter works directly with a Phi Theta Kappa contact to complete the process according to your schedule. In order to officially become a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and gain full rights of benefits for your members, colleges must complete all phases.
College presidents are asked to give careful consideration to the appointment of advisors. This decision is one of the most crucial steps of the chartering process and determines the strength and long-term success of the chapter. The college administration is solely responsible for the appointment of the chapter advisor.
Yes. If a college has more than one campus, each campus is eligible to charter a Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Most multi-campus colleges have multiple chapters.
Any regionally accredited four-year institution that offers one of the required associate degree programs is eligible to charter a Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Only students who have completed courses towards an associate degree program would be eligible for membership.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa pay a one-time membership fee of $60 in addition to a regional and local fee. Students are not required to participate in chapter activities to take advantage of the benefits of membership.