PTK Conference

2017-Phi Theta Kappa International Conference-Nashville, Tennessee
Left to Right: Ben Smith, Cheyenne Dickey, Lucy Sainz, Holly Langan, Peggy Rider, & Christina Chitwood.

Phi Theta Kappa

Membership with Pride!

Your Phi Theta Kappa Advisors
•Aravaipa: Benny DeSantiago, 520-357-2812,
•San Tan: Dr. Sandy Rath, 480-677-7836,
•Signal Peak/Maricopa: Heather Moulton, 520-494-5384,
•Superstition Mountain: Stacie Kyhn, 480-677-7802,

Introduction to Phi Theta Kappa

For students who qualify scholastically, enjoy good fellowship, appreciate the value of leadership and are committed to service, Phi Theta Kappa is a treasured ticket to success.

When you visit the Phi Theta Kappa website (, you will see much of the vitality and flavor of the organization. For example, CAC students who recently returned from this year’s international convention will appreciate these words and photos from the site, “Recapture the energy and excitement of Phi Theta Kappa’s International Convention in Nashville! Video highlights of three action-packed days – more highlights than ever before ….” Take a look for yourself at events, scholarship opportunities, chapter news, programs and services available to members. If you want to sample the offerings but are not a member, you can check out the website and, when required, sign on as a guest.

To be eligible for membership:
•You must be enrolled in an 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.

What are the benefits of joining?
•Membership recognizes your academic success
•Phi Theta Kappa Golden Key Membership Pin
•Phi Theta Kappa Membership Certificate and ID Card
•Recognition during college induction ceremony
•Official seal of Phi Theta Kappa placed on your college diploma*
•Notation of membership on your college transcript*
•Recognition by wearing Phi Theta Kappa commencement regalia during college graduation and other official ceremonies*
•Membership empowers you with a competitive edge
•$37 million in scholarship opportunities for members only
•FREE enrollment in, a transfer and college completion planning tool
•Opportunity to be published in Phi Theta Kappa’s anthology, Nota Bene
•Opportunities to develop research and servant leadership skills by participating in Honors in Action programming in local chapter
•Opportunity to become part of a network of nearly 3 million fellow scholars and servant leaders on more than 1,285 campuses worldwide
•Personalized letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment
•Special benefits, financial offers, and member discount offers from Phi Theta Kappa Corporate Partners such as GEICO and Bank of America
* Contingent on college policy.

Transfer Scholarships

More than $37 million in transfer scholarship opportunities available to members.

Scholarships are administered by each senior institution. For details visit

There is a one-time membership fee. For CAC students, the total is $70, which includes regional and national dues.