Become a member today!
Why would you want to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?
First of all there is the recognition you receive for your hard work at Mt. Hood Community College. That includes recognition at graduation and regalia that you can wear that signifies your academic achievement.
Second there are the millions in scholarships that you become eligible for that are only for Phi Theta Kappa members. Some are specific to a college or university, some are specific to a program, and some are open-ended and can be used at just about any school for any program. We have members who are graduating this year who have been awarded scholarships at universities just because they were PTK members - they didn't even have to apply for them.
And last there are the extra benefits and discounts you receive for being a member. There is College Fish, which is an online tool to help match you with four year schools and scholarships. There is Competitive Edge, which is an online personal and professional development tool. And then there are all the discounts you receive, such as on insurance through Geico, cell phone service with T-Mobile, and more. You can learn more about these discounts on the Phi Theta Kappa web site.
If you would like to learn more about Rho Theta, and Phi Theta Kappa please check out PTK 101, stop by our office, or send us an email. We will soon have our Fall 2014 New Member Orientation presentation in either PDF or PowerPoint format. Deadline for membership is Wednesday, December 3.
You can also attend one of our orientation sessions:
- Saturday, October 18, 1 to 2 pm in AC 1608
- Wednesday, October 29, 12:15 to 12:45 pm in AC 1610
- Wednesday, October 29, 4:30 to 5:30 pm in AC 1608
- Saturday, November 1, 1 to 2 pm in AC 1608
Need an application or want to join online? Please contact our officer team.
Congrats to our new officer team!
We have selected our new officer team for the 2014-15 school year. We look forward to all the wonderful things they are going to do over the next year. If you are interested in getting involved - whether it be as an officer, active member, or an alumni member - please contact us to see how you can help out. We can always use help with activities such as research on our Honors Study Topic, running a table at New Student Welcome and Welcome Week, etc.
Need to contact us? Want to join this summer?
Our office is not staffed during the summer (our office is staffed by volunteers), which means the best way to get in touch with our chapter is via email. We will be back in the office on a more regular basis just before the beginning of Fall Term. We expect to run a membership campaign during the summer for those who are enrolled and meet the membership criteria. The summer membership campaign is typically done via email only, so be on the lookout for your invitation to join.
Check out College Fish and Competitive Edge
These are two services provided by Phi Theta Kappa to help you locate four year schools, scholarships, and to improve your professional skills. Both are free to all Phi Theta Kappa members.
College Fish lets you view schools, see what scholarships are available specifically for PTK members, and more. The system helps you to keep track of important milestones such as when you should visit campuses, narrow down your choices, etc. It also allows you to find what scholarships are available specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Competitive Edge goes through a whole host of activities to help you to build your resume, put together essays that could be used on college and scholarship applications, and more. It's a great tool for professional development. Once you complete the five levels, this achievement will be added to the recommendation letter that you can get from Phi Theta Kappa.