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The Reach

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

11 Reasons You Should Attend PTK Catalyst 2018

11 Reasons You Should Attend PTK Catalyst 2018

Highlights: world-class speakers, the Senior College Transfer Fair, a few free meals, and much more.
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.
Why an Active Alumni Association Matters

Why an Active Alumni Association Matters

Upon transferring to the University of Mississippi, three former International Officers saw the value of an active alumni association — and quickly got to work reviving the one on their campus.
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.
51 Certified to Teach PTK’s Leadership Program

51 Certified to Teach PTK’s Leadership Program

As leadership abilities grow increasingly important among today’s employers, a new set of college leaders will bring PTK’s award-winning leadership curriculum to students on their campuses and, along with it, the tools they need to impact their societies.
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.
Using ‘Zoom’ to Grow Your Chapter

Using ‘Zoom’ to Grow Your Chapter

Recruitment emails and letters going unanswered? It’s time to meet students where they are: online (but not in their inboxes).
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.
People of PTK: Willie Chavez

People of PTK: Willie Chavez

Seven years ago, the birth of a brown-eyed boy named Julian changed the course of this Illinois member’s life, pulling him away from gang violence and incarceration and pushing him toward a college education and a better life for them both.