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The Reach

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

You Can Be Someone’s Champion

You Can Be Someone’s Champion

After struggling with self-harm, Division 2 Vice President David Parker got a fresh start at his college. In his PTK family, he found the champions he needed to keep going.
PTK Offers Second Chances, New Opportunities for Incarcerated

PTK Offers Second Chances, New Opportunities for Incarcerated

In the year and a half since Phi Theta Kappa extended membership to those incarcerated and on parole, two chapters have been particularly successful in offering second chances and new opportunities to their newest members.
“PTK Changed Everything for Me”

“PTK Changed Everything for Me”

PTK alumna Rashida Jones was told she wasn’t smart enough for college, so she turned to selling drugs and was arrested. Almost 10 years later, when she knew she needed to change the direction of her life, she found a more positive support network in Phi Theta Kappa and achieved more than she’d ever thought possible.
Honors Institute Gives Glimpse of Grad School

Honors Institute Gives Glimpse of Grad School

Thinking about graduate school? You’ll get a good preview of the experience at Honors Institute.
5 Tips to Help Veterans Succeed in College

5 Tips to Help Veterans Succeed in College

In honor of Military Service Appreciation Month, 2016-17 International President and Army veteran Andrew Porter offers advice to fellow veterans on succeeding in college.
Finding Family through Scholarship & Mentorship

Finding Family through Scholarship & Mentorship

New York member Daniel Owusu’s pursuit of a college education hasn’t been without challenges; here, he recounts his move from Ghana to the U.S. and how the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education has allowed him to stay on track.
How PTK Gave Me a Competitive Edge

How PTK Gave Me a Competitive Edge

For Texas member Veronica Sanders, Phi Theta Kappa was simply the first step toward gaining the confidence to lead and the courage to succeed.
Preaching to the Humanities Choir

Preaching to the Humanities Choir

Pi Omicron chapter officers spoke to the Community College Humanities Association on the connection between the humanities, Phi Theta Kappa and student success — and they picked up some valuable job skills in the process.
Let’s #KISS: Keep It Simple & Study!

Let’s #KISS: Keep It Simple & Study!

International Vice President Sydney Pemberton shares seven study habits that will help you be successful as you prep for final exams.
Your Chance to Change Higher Education

Your Chance to Change Higher Education

Two Phi Theta Kappa members serving on the Pearson Student Advisory Board share the impact they’re making on higher education and encourage you to apply for the next seats.