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The Reach

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

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.
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.
Grow Your Chapter This Summer

Grow Your Chapter This Summer

Our Summer Enrollment Option keeps your chapter growing all year long.
Over 400 Chapters Earn REACH Rewards

Over 400 Chapters Earn REACH Rewards

The Alpha Theta Omega and Beta Rho Lambda Chapters had the highest member acceptance rates for 2016, and Phi Theta Kappa achieved its highest overall acceptance rate ever.
Give the Gift of Membership

Give the Gift of Membership

Does your chapter or college offer membership fee assistance for eligible students who can’t afford to join? If not, consider creating one like Beta Pi Rho, and don’t forget to nominate students for the Golden Opportunity Scholarship, open through March 15.
Meet Me at the Center for Excellence

Meet Me at the Center for Excellence

One of our newest staff members, Dr. Aariel Charbonnet, is starting a new monthly column to share best practices for membership support and outreach. Her first topic is an invitation to you.