Phi Theta Kappa

PTK CeremonyAs a society which honors high academic achievement, the Nu lota Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Scholastic Fraternity promotes scholarship, encourages the development of character, and cultivates fellowship among students of community colleges, and facilitates the award of other forms of recognition for outstanding students.

To be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, IRSC students must:

  • have successfully completed at least 15 semester hours of college credit coursework at IRSC;
  • be currently enrolled as a degree-seeking student in at least 12 semester hours of college credit courses; and
  • have a current cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

In order to maintain membership IRSC students must successfully complete at least 9 semester hours of college credit coursework each semester and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. If a member of Phi Theta Kappa drops below these academic standards, he/she will be given one semester in which to restore his/her GPA and/or successful course completion to the required levels. If the standards to maintain eligibility are not met after one semester, the student will be removed from PTK membership.

Invitations to apply for membership in Phi Theta Kappa are issued to eligible students each semester. Students accepted into Phi Theta Kappa are honored at either the Fall or Spring Induction Ceremony, presented with a PTK honors medallion, recognized as PTK members at the Fall or Spring Commencement Ceremony, and have the opportunity to apply for many state and national transfer scholarships designated specifically for PTK members.