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


Melissa Mayer
Melissa Mayer
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I AM PTK:  Alumnus and Journalist John Sepulvado

I AM PTK: Alumnus and Journalist John Sepulvado

Phi Theta Kappa alum and award-winning broadcast journalist John Sepulvado tells us how questioning everything led to a career in public radio and saved his life.
Apply Now for Fall Scholarships

Apply Now for Fall Scholarships

The fall scholarship application is now open! Use these 8 tips to make your application rise above the rest.
What Should Happen in Your First 3 Chapter Meetings?

What Should Happen in Your First 3 Chapter Meetings?

Meetings are one important way your chapter connects with members, so what should you be doing in your first three? Our experts have a few ideas.
People of PTK: Dr. Rebecca Hernandez

People of PTK: Dr. Rebecca Hernandez

California alumna Dr. Rebecca Hernandez is living her dream while protecting the environment.
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.