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

First Person: “Phi Theta Kappa Changed My Life”

First Person: “Phi Theta Kappa Changed My Life”

Texas alumna Katrina Gibson shares how Phi Theta Kappa gave her a community, a sense of purpose and an open door to the University of North Texas.
5 Things You’ll Experience at Honors Institute

5 Things You’ll Experience at Honors Institute

Alabama member Lionel Barzon reflects on his first Honors Institute and lays out the five things you can expect to experience there.
Wrapping Up the 2016 Honors Institute

Wrapping Up the 2016 Honors Institute

See what the final day of the 2016 Honors Institute held for attendees, and get a peek at educational forums focusing on creating successful Honors in Action Projects in small chapters and the International Honors Certificates program.
Honors in Action at Honors Institute

Honors in Action at Honors Institute

Catch up with what we’ve been up to at the 2016 Honors Institutes and get a sneak peek at some of the Honors in Action Educational Forums being offered this week.
On the HuffPost Blog: CollegeFish Eases Path for Transfer Students

On the HuffPost Blog: CollegeFish Eases Path for Transfer Students

The Director of the Edvance Foundation makes the case for creating a seamless transfer pathway among all colleges and points to CollegeFish.org as the most practical approach to doing just that.
See You at Honors Institute!

See You at Honors Institute!

Don’t miss a minute of the 2016 Honors Institute, happening next week at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Communication 101

Communication 101

A few simple steps can greatly improve your communication skills, setting you up for success in a world where this soft skill continues to grow more and more important.
Simple Ways to Gain a Big Acceptance Rate

Simple Ways to Gain a Big Acceptance Rate

A look at how the Iota Zeta Chapter has used small, simple measures — meeting prospective members face-to-face to discuss invitations, allowing members to pay membership fees through financial aid — to make a big impact on its acceptance rate.
Vintage Convention Pins Now Available

Vintage Convention Pins Now Available

Fifteen collectors-edition pins from past annual conventions are now available in the Phi Theta Kappa Store, and the proceeds will help fund the new Golden Opportunity Scholarship.
Following the Voyage of the Hōkūle’a

Following the Voyage of the Hōkūle’a

The Alpha Kappa Iota Chapter has spent three years following the worldwide voyage of the Hōkūle’a to explore just how interconnected our world is.