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The Reach

All the latest information, news and stories to inspire and inform Phi Theta Kappa members


Melissa Mayer
Melissa Mayer
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6 Ways PTK Helps Advisors Grow

6 Ways PTK Helps Advisors Grow

Phi Theta Kappa advisors get more than pins and trophies — they also get incredible opportunities for professional development. See how you can benefit.
Boost Membership with High School Outreach

Boost Membership with High School Outreach

Many chapters are learning that you’re never too young to be a scholar, and their high school outreach programs are yielding big dividends — increased membership, stronger leadership, and service to the college and community.
Creative Ways Your Chapter Can Recruit Members

Creative Ways Your Chapter Can Recruit Members

The Alabama Region had the most chapters to hit the 15 percent member acceptance mark last year. Here, regional officers share some of their most creative and effective ideas, including discounting the membership fee and “pre-inviting” eligible students.
The ABC’s of Fundraising for Convention

The ABC’s of Fundraising for Convention

Registration for the Party of the Century, PTK Catalyst 2018, is now open, so how will your chapter raise funds to get there? We don’t quite have a tip for every letter of the alphabet, but we have a lot.
Chapter Uncovers HiA Success

Chapter Uncovers HiA Success

The Beta Lambda Delta Chapter won an Honors in Action Project Award and placed seventh during PTK Catalyst 2017. Here, we break down what it takes to put an award-winning project together.
3 Ways to Recruit More Members

3 Ways to Recruit More Members

This spring the Iota Zeta Chapter at Northeast Mississippi Community College received the greatest amount of free graduation regalia in Phi Theta Kappa’s REACH Rewards program. Here’s how they did it.
People of PTK: Valerie Castrillon

People of PTK: Valerie Castrillon

Alabama member Valerie Castrillon came to Jefferson State Community College lacking confidence, struggling with English and taking lower level classes. But joining Phi Theta Kappa and meeting alumnus and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise changed her life and set her on a different path.
Membership Invitations Change Lives

Membership Invitations Change Lives

Phi Theta Kappa's new REACH Rewards program is about so much more than free stoles and tassels — increasing access to membership is changing lives.
The Two Things That Changed Everything

The Two Things That Changed Everything

For guest blogger and Texas alumnus George Melchor, Phi Theta Kappa and a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opened the door to an amazing future.
People of PTK: Robert Blank and Gayle Wyatt

People of PTK: Robert Blank and Gayle Wyatt

Phi Theta Kappa’s rich history is full of innovators who developed groundbreaking programming to recognize, support, and develop two-year college students. But only two can be credited with creating one of the Society’s most beloved events — Honors Institute.