Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at RCC

Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for two-year college students, that recognizes and encourages scholarship. PTK at Rappahannock Community College provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, and an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals. PTK scholars enjoy lively fellowship and push each other for academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold:

  1. Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students.
  2. Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

To be eligible for membership:

  • You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
  • You must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible*)
  • You must generally have a grade point average of 3.5
  • You must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled
  • You must adhere to the moral standards of the society**

*Part-time students are usually eligible for membership if they have accumulated the total number of hours used by the college to designate full-time status (usually 12 hours on a semester system). The decision to make part-time students eligible is an option of the local chapter and should be addressed in each chapter’s bylaws. National Eligibility Requirements

**International students are eligible for membership if they achieve the required GPA, have accumulated the number of hours required by the college to designate full-time status, and possess all rights of citizenship in their native land.