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Phi Theta Kappa Charters New Chapter in Oklahoma
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
JACKSON, MS – Phi Theta Kappa has chartered a new chapter at Brown Mackie College in Oklahoma City. In a January 5 chartering ceremony held on campus, five students were inducted as charter members of the Beta Upsilon Eta Chapter.
Oklahoma-Arkansas Regional Coordinator James Mauldin served as the headquarters chartering representative and presented the charter plaque to faculty member Rebekah Davis, who will serve as advisor for the chapter.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.
To receive an invitation to membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, must generally have a grade point average of 3.5; and adhere to the standards of the Society.
Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for some $37 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by approximately 750 senior institutions. In addition, Phi Theta Kappa offers members numerous opportunities for participation in honors programs, leadership training, and service to their communities.
In order to charter a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a college must be a regionally accredited institution offering associate degree programs. For more information about chartering a chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, contact 800.946.9995 ext. 3522 or learn more at www.ptk.org.