Phi Theta Kappa Graphics and Usage

Usage Agreement

In order to protect the integrity of Phi Theta Kappa emblems and safeguard the value of membership, Phi Theta Kappa's Golden Key, seal, and crest emblems cannot be used on saleable items, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, and other merchandise sold or distributed by chapters or regions. The name Phi Theta Kappa or Greek Letters representing Phi Theta Kappa or the chapter name can appear on these items with the exception of Academic or Honors Regalia. Chapters may use the Golden Key emblem on chapter stationery, flyers, business cards, etc., which are not offered for sale.

We suggest the following copyright statement to accompany the logos and emblems:

Copyright © [Current Year] by Phi Theta Kappa. All rights reserved. None of the official Phi Theta Kappa logos and emblems may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa has registered the name, logo, and various titles herein with the U.S. Patent Office.

Proper Use of "Phi Theta Kappa"

The full name of the organization is Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Members of the organization should be referred to as "Phi Theta Kappa members" or "Phi Theta Kappans." "Kappans" or "Phi Thetas," and any other abbreviated version of the name are incorrect references.

By the same token, the organization should not be referred to as PTK, as these are not the equivalent letters for the Greek words meaning wisdom, aspiration and purity. When abbreviating, the true Greek letters "ΦΘΚ" should be used. Otherwise, "Phi Theta Kappa" should be spelled out.

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