Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for the two-year colleges. It offers recognition of academic excellence, scholarships, career placement resources, leadership development, and service opportunities. It is the only two-year college honor society whose members are automatically nominated for the national dean’s list.

Why Join?

Students who join the SCC chapter (Beta Eta Psi) of Phi Theta Kappa automatically receive the designation “Phi Theta Kappa Member” on their official transcripts.

The Beta Eta Psi chapter provides support for Phi Theta Kappa members to travel to regional conferences and conventions to present papers and receive awards (click here for information on the NV/CA Region). The Beta Eta Psi chapter of PTK also promotes many service events, such as Completion Corps (C4) and EarthWeek, and lectures on campus.

Most college application and scholarship committees look for students who have leadership skills and have an interest in community service.  Phi Theta Kappa at SCC is your chance to get involved and boost your college applications.

Phi Theta Kappa members also have access to leadership/scholarship/transfer resources such as Competitive Edge and CollegeFish.  One of the most exciting activities for our chapter is the Honors In Action project.


How to join PTK

Phi Theta Kappa membership is based on academic achievement.  Students must be enrolled in at least .5 unit of coursework at SCC, must have completed at least 12 units of coursework leading to an associate degree or transfer, must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and must enjoy full rights of citizenship in the U.S. or in the student’s home country.

Students who meet these criteria are automatically nominated by the SCC President, and will receive an email invitation to apply from Phi Theta Kappa International in February or September.  Eligible students must then complete the online application, which includes a one-time $90 fee (students can use EOPS funds to cover this fee).  Students will then be inducted into PTK at a Spring or Fall semester ceremony.  After induction, members must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

A provisional member of Phi Theta Kappa shall be a student who, in the opinion of the local chapter, has shown an active interest in the affairs of the Society and who serves the Society in some special capacity, but who does not meet the full requirements for active membership in the Society. A provisional member shall not have the right to vote, hold office, or to represent the chapter at meetings of the Society.

If you are interested in learning more about Phi Theta Kappa at SCC, you are encouraged to attend one of its bi-weekly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 pm – 1 pm in LRC 105, or you can friend them on Facebook.

PTK Beta Eta Psi Chapter Officers

Executive Committee

President (responsible for leadership, scholarship, College Project, College Fish) Nikkii Arcado

Executive Vice-President (responsible for service, Honors In Action) Johanna Bankston

Recording Secretary & Parliamentarian (responsible for membership, recording chapter activities, communication, Competitive Edge) Lorrelle Greene 

Treasurer & Fundraiser (responsible for fellowship, chapter finances, fundraising, scholarships) Nikki Perez 

Vice-President of Sustainability (responsible for planning SCC EarthWeek, and other sustainability projects) Ty Perez

Vice-President of Scholarship and Fellowship (responsible for research and social activities) Kevin Luong

Vice-President of Public Relations and Technology (responsible for promoting and marketing Phi Theta Kappa on campus and in the community, using print and electronic media) Earl Kho

General chapter meeting (open to all PTK members and provisional members) will continue to be on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12 pm – 1 pm in Learning Resource Center LRC 105.
Executive Committee meetings will be the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12 pm – 1 pm in LRC 105.