Posted on March 2nd in Press Room

Phi Theta Kappa Celebrates 294 REACH Chapters

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is recognizing 294 chapters for their efforts to bring life-changing benefits and opportunities of PTK membership to even more students on their campuses in 2022.

The Beta Delta Chi Chapter at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences’ Concord Campus in North Carolina saw the highest percentage of eligible students become Phi Theta Kappa members last year. Also, over half of all Tennessee chapters were designated 2023 REACH chapters.

The recognition is part of PTK’s REACH Rewards program, which celebrates and rewards Phi Theta Kappa chapters excelling in membership development by achieving exceptionally high rates of membership acceptance in the 2022 calendar year.

“Community colleges are centers of development, growth, and quality education, and PTK celebrates the achievements of community college students and creates an environment that encourages learning and success,” said PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “PTK membership engages students beyond the classroom in academic and service learning. By increasing student engagement, we increase rates of student success. I am so proud of our REACH Chapters for their exceptional work in promoting student engagement and student success.” 

A full 91 percent of Phi Theta Kappa members will complete an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college, compared to just 31 percent of students nationally. Members have access to millions of dollars in scholarships — $1.5 million in competitive scholarships through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and more than $246 million in transfer scholarships to over 850 four-year colleges through PTK Connect™.

The Top 10 REACH Chapters with the highest acceptance rates of 2022 were:

Beta Delta Chi Chapter

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
North Carolina

Upsilon Sigma Chapter

Itawamba Community College – Fulton Campus

Beta Tau Sigma Chapter

Itawamba Community college – Tupelo Campus

Alpha Eta Chi Chapter
Passaic County Community College
New Jersey

Beta Psi Gamma Chapter
Ingram State Technical College

Mu Xi Chapter
North Florida College

Iota Zeta Chapter
Northeast Mississippi Community College

Alpha Sigma Phi Chapter
Clark College

Pi Gamma Chapter
Florida College

Alpha Omega Theta Chapter
Donnelly College

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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