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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa's mission

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.


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. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.5 million members and 1,200 chapters located in the 50 United States, various U.S. territories, Canada, Japan, and Germany. Founders modeled many aspects of the new Society after the prestigious senior college honorary society, Phi Beta Kappa.

For more information, visit the official Phi Theta Kappa website,

Membership Requirements

  • GPA of 3.5 or higher in 15 credits of college level coursework
  • No Ds or Fs unless retaken with a higher grade
  • Proof of community service
  • Proof of leadership
  • Letters of Recommendation from two NMC faculty or staff.

Download the Phi Theta Kappa Membership Application Form.


  • Prestige - looks great on job applications
  • Recognition - wear the ''too cool'' regalia at graduation for all to see and appreciate
  • Scholarships for transfer students working on Bachelors programs after NMC-Nearly 600 senior institutions in 49 states and provinces provide more than $35 million in scholarships exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members.
  • Participation IN local service activities with other smart and sophisticated PTK members -and-
  • Possibly attend the national convention