PHI THETA KAPP

PHI THETA KAPP

Beta Tau Psi Chapter

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor society became a chartered chapter on the UNM-Gallup campus on February 24, 2012. It recognizes students for their academic excellence in the classroom and their effort to maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Phi Theta Kappa traces its beginnings to a society that originated with six charter members under the name of Kappa Phi Omicron at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, in 1910. The Society continued to grow and in the spring of 1918 was one of many honorary groups in Missouri.

At a meeting of the presidents of the Missouri junior colleges for women in 1918, it was decided to organize a new honorary society, chapters of which would have a common character, stand and similarity of organization. The name Phi Theta Kappa was chosen, and the society was incorporated in Missouri as a national organization. Founders modeled many aspects of the new Society after the prestigious senior college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Declare a major in an associate degree or certificate program at UNM-Gallup with 12 or more credit hours (associate degree); 6 or more credits hours (certificate) completed.
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher

FAST FACTS

  • By invitation only
  • Designated the official honor society of community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges
  • Members maintain a 3.6 average GPA
  • Over 3.5 million members inducted since 1918
  • 91% of PTK members complete their associate degrees and/or transfer to a four-year college

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Nearly $90 million for every step of your education, including more than $37 million in exclusive PTK transfer scholarships from our university partners.

RECOGNITION:

Stand out from the crowd with PTK graduation regalia and have the official PTK seal placed on your diploma.

CAREER READINESS TRAINING:

Access PTK EDGE™ to gain professional development, strengthen leadership skills, and get all the knowledge you need to land and keep a job.


ONLINE TRANSFER TOOL:

Use PTK ConnectTM to search for scholarships and your best fit transfer colleges or explore the path you need to take to start your career.


UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH:

Our honors program promotes active and collaborative learning through chapter projects and gives you the opportunity to have your research published.


MEMBER DISCOUNTS:

Enjoy special discounts and perks with our national partners and save 10-20% on all hotels and car rentals around the world with our Travel Discount Program.



Regardless of your end goal, your invitation from UNM-Gallup to join PTK fosters your present and future success. You can also visit ptk.org/join for a detailed look at the full benefits afforded to you through membership.


UNM-GALLUP CONTACT:

Dr. Carmela Lanza
Associate Professor of English
Editor, Red Mesa Review
PTK Advisor
University of New Mexico at Gallup
705 Gurley Avenue, Box 91
Gallup, NM 87301

505-863-7677 | eng48@unm.edu |