Phi Theta Kappa

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What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (or PTK for short), is an honor society that recognizes academic excellence at the Community College level. According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, the organization, founded in 1918 seeks to achieve the following mission: to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

What are the benefits to joining Phi Theta Kappa?

Joining Phi Theta Kappa is a great way to be recognized for your contributions to the Guttman academic community, and opens the door to opportunities for scholarship, leadership and professional development. Members can apply to more than $37 million in transfer scholarships, take part in volunteer events, become certified in leadership skills through Five Star Competitive Edge or take part in one of PTK’s many national programs. To learn more about the benefits of joining PTK, visit the PTK website or attend one of our on campus info sessions.

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How do you join Phi Theta Kappa?

To be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa at Guttman, you must have completed at least 12 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.4. We are accepting applications from students who are interested in PTK (you may apply even if you have a lower GPA, but membership is not guaranteed). You must complete the entire PTK application to be considered for the program. The application deadline is June 1, 2020. There is one time $70 membership fee to join, but a limited number of scholarships are available for students who complete the application by Friday, May 15. After May 15th, applicants will have to pay the membership fee on their own out of pocket. 

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Phi Theta Kappa at Guttman Community College

The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Guttman Community College is the Beta Phi Gamma Chapter. The chapter advisors are Krystal Liriano-Gonzalez and Dr. Grace Pai. You can email them at Krystal.Liriano-Gonzalez@guttman.cuny.edu or Grace.Pai@guttman.cuny.edu.

The Beta Phi Gamma chapter takes part in Phi Theta Kappa specific projects, which include participation in regional New York State conventions and completing Honors in Action projects. Additionally, they host their own events and meetings that are open to the entire college community.

Current Beta Phi Gamma Executive Board:
President: Liza Desmaret
Vice President: Melissa Cayetano
Treasurer: Zumair Khokhar
Secretary: Lyric Bada
Public Relations Officer: Alagna Jimenez Cristian

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony at Guttman Community College
2018 Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony
2018 Guttman Community College Phi Theta Kappa Inductees
2018 Phi Theta Kappa Inductees