Phi Theta Kappa Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to Phi Theta Kappa's most commonly asked questions.

FAQ Questions


International students are welcome to become members. They must meet the eligibility requirements, including full rights of citizenship in their country.

No, you may join at any time as long as you meet the qualifications for membership.

$100 for a lifetime membership.

It is encouraged that members participate, but many society members are not active participants. Some join Phi Theta Kappa solely for its benefits aside from fellowship, which are numerous. There is no pressure to participate.

The same qualifications for joining apply, except a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 must be maintained.

PTK membership criteria are outlined on the TMCC PTK website.

Many of our current PTK members fundraised to cover the cost of their membership. Opportunities for new members to fundraise to cover the full cost of membership occur frequently.

Members who transfer to another college which has a Phi Theta Kappa chapter shall be eligible to enroll in that chapter if they meet their local standards of membership.

Once you join PTK, you are an International Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society for life. However, local membership may be terminated if a member no longer meets eligibility requirements of TMCC's Alpha Pi Gamma chapter.

Contact the TMCC chapter, Alpha Phi Gamma. You can also visit the national Phi Theta Kappa website.