International Officers

Each year at Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, five students are elected to serve a one-year term as International Officers. This is the highest position of student leadership within the organization. The International Officer Team includes a president and four vice presidents, each representing one of the Society’s four geographic divisions.

Get to know the International Officers here.

2024-2025 Officers

View International Officers from 1929 to Present

Campaigning for International Office

An active member who has the approval of their chapter advisor and college president/CEO may seek International Office once by completing the online Candidate Application provided by Headquarters.

International Officer Campaign Information/Timeline


What do International Officers do?
  • Continue to be an active member in local chapter
  • Work with Society leadership to set goals and formulate strategy aligned with the mission and strategic plan of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Preside at the Annual Convention and Regional Institute
  • Give speeches and workshops about Phi Theta Kappa’s programs at regional meetings
  • Attend virtual and in-person meetings, trainings, and events related to professional development
  • Write social media posts and articles for Society communications as assigned
What are the benefits of serving as an International Officer?
  • The experience can best be compared to a one-year, unpaid executive internship consisting of professional development such as strengthening public speaking, goal setting, collaborative, and organizational skills while representing the Society
  •  Engagement with PTK Staff and Society leaders throughout the term in office
  •  Individual transfer and career coaching to help International Officers reach their personal and professional goals
  • Opportunity to represent PTK at national conferences and regional events at no cost to you
  • $3,500 in leadership scholarships to support Officers’ success both during and after their time in office
  • International Officer pearl-accented lapel pin upon successful completion of the term in office
Who is eligible to run for International Office?

Active members (those currently enrolled at their chapter’s college) who have written approval of their college president and chapter advisor may seek International Office. Elected International Officers must be primarily enrolled at their chapter’s college during the one-year term in office. Officers may be dually enrolled, but the majority of their coursework must be at their chapter’s college. Online courses are acceptable.

How do I receive a Candidate Application?

The 2025 application will open online in Fall 2024. Contact Dr. Samantha Levy to receive the application as soon as it’s available.

When is the application due at Headquarters?

Applications are due by 11:59 pm CST on Wednesday, January 22, 2025.

Who may serve as campaign manager?

Headquarters does not require a candidate to have a campaign manager. However, if a campaign manager is appointed, they must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (currently enrolled in a college). An alumni member or former International Officer may not serve in this leadership position. It is acceptable for alumni and former International Officers to support the candidate as a member of the campaign team. While chapter advisors and Regional Coordinators may not serve on a campaign team, they may provide guidance to a candidate behind-the-scenes.

What are the enrollment requirements if elected?

If you are elected, you will be required to take the majority of your college coursework at your chapter’s college during the one-year term in office. International Officers must complete at least six credit hours each semester during their term in office and must remain active in their chapter. International Officers are allowed to be dually enrolled; however, they must take most of their coursework at the college where they are a member.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Samantha Levy or 601.984.3543.

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