Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Welcome to SMCC’s Eta Delta Chapter!

Phi Theta Kappa is “the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students” ( South Mountain Community College’s Chapter of PTK, Alpha Eta Delta, was chartered in 1982. SMCC’s chapter has earned distinction among more than 1,285 chapters around the world.

According to the PTK International website, “The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.” PTK members engage in leadership development, travel to honors seminars and conferences, collaborate to provide service to campus and community and support each other through fellowship and social activities.

There are many benefits to membership in PTK, including scholarship opportunities, free enrollment in PTK Connect, opportunities to develop leadership and service skills through participation in chapter projects, acknowledgement of membership on transcripts and graduation diploma, personal letters of recommendation for scholarships or employment, networking opportunities with over three million student scholars and alumni, and more. Applications for the fall ALL-USA Community College All-Academic Team and the prestigious Guistewhite Scholarship are available online and through the Honors Office.

Membership is extended by invitation to students after completing 12 credits at SMCC with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Please contact the PTK Faculty Coordinator, a student officer, or complete the form below to request more information.


Dr. Carol Smith
Program Coordinator