Phi Theta Kappa

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa, or PTK, is an exciting international honor society at Lake Land College that concentrates on scholarship and community leadership. In addition to valuable academic and leadership experience, you will also form lasting friendships with like-minded students through PTK.

The Lake Land College chapter was rated 5 Stars, the highest recognition available, for three years in a row! We look forward to reaching it again this year! PTK has a goal of increasing the number of non-traditional students in our chapter.

What are the advantages?

Being a PTK member comes with many
advantages such as:

  • Scholarship aid
  • Networking opportunities and fellowship with peers and PTK affiliates
  • Participation in educational field trips, social activities and special events
  • Receive honors recognition at graduation, as well as on transcript and diploma

“I am a non-traditional student and I have met so many people of all ages through PTK. The amount of support they offer, and the benefits of membership is amazing. There’s everything from the fellowship of making new friends, to academic help, to the multitude of scholarship opportunities. I’m so glad I decided to join.”    ~Steve Elam

Membership Advantages

In addition to being part of a nationally recognized professional honors collegiate organization that looks exceptional on resumes, PTK members:

  • May receive scholarship aid.
  • Have networking opportunities and fellowship with their peers and other PTK affiliates.
  • Will carry PTK designation on their transcripts for at least two semesters of qualified Lake Land College PTK membership.
  • May participate in educational field trips, social activities and special events.
  • Have a gold insignia stamp on their diploma with at least two semesters of qualified Lake Land College PTK membership.
  • Receive honors recognition and are eligible to wear PTK regalia at the graduation ceremony.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa:

  • Must be invited by a PTK advisor to join;
  • Enrolled in an associate degree program;
  • Have 12 semester hours completed; and
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

To Apply

Lake Land College students are invited to join PTK after completing 12 semester hours if they are degree seeking and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Once invited to join, eligible students will need to:

  • Register online at; and
  • Submit new members dues in the amount of $85 for the first semester.
  • Presidential Scholars in their first semester of enrollment may join as provisional members for a fee of $20.

To Remain Eligible

PTK members must complete the program continuations requirements in order to remain active and graduate as a PTK student. Those requirements are:

  • Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA;
  • Pay dues on a semester basis in the amount of $10 for returning members; and
  • Participate in monthly meetings and events.