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

We are PTK: The 2019-20 International Officers

We are PTK: The 2019-20 International Officers

Get to know the five students who were elected at PTK Catalyst 2019 to serve as International Officers for the next academic year.
Why I Consider the Orlowski Award to be PTK’s Highest Honor

Why I Consider the Orlowski Award to be PTK’s Highest Honor

Former International President Kevin Braden on the story behind the Orlowski International Officer Candidate Award and why he believes it’s the most important PTK award a member can receive.
Changing Lives, Giving Hope in an Alabama Prison

Changing Lives, Giving Hope in an Alabama Prison

James Elliott shares his first experience as an International Officer: chartering PTK’s first chapter solely for those incarcerated.
I AM PTK: James Elliott

I AM PTK: James Elliott

Newly elected International President James Elliott shared his story at a breakfast for college presidents hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Read his speech here.
PTK Catalyst 2019 Hallmark Awards Gala Recap

PTK Catalyst 2019 Hallmark Awards Gala Recap

It’s a wrap! Our highest chapter awards have been given, and the 2019-2020 International Officer team has been sworn in.
Finding Joy in Phi Theta Kappa

Finding Joy in Phi Theta Kappa

Couldn’t make it to PTK Catalyst 2019? Read International President Elda Pere’s speech, delivered during the opening general session on Thursday, April 4.
PTK Catalyst: The Experience of a Lifetime

PTK Catalyst: The Experience of a Lifetime

With PTK Catalyst 2019 just a week away, Division 4 Vice President Philippe Schicker shares his tips for making the most of the event.
4 Things I Learned From PTK’s Hidden Hallmark

4 Things I Learned From PTK’s Hidden Hallmark

For Division 3 Vice President Carol Comer, PTK is all about scholarship, leadership, service, fellowship — and family. Here, she shares four things she learned from her Phi Theta Kappa family.
#PTKServeDay: How You Can Participate (and Why You Should)

#PTKServeDay: How You Can Participate (and Why You Should)

The first PTK Serve Day is March 2! Division 2 Vice President David Parker has all the details, including how your chapter could be featured on ptk.org.
Swimming Upstream

Swimming Upstream

As Division 1 Vice President Won Joon Kang explains, community college is your water, and four-year institutions are finally starting to see what a good thing it is to recruit students who are used to going against the current.