Did you receive an email from Saddleback College President Elliot Stern notifying you that you would be invited to join Phi Theta Kappa? Congratulations! Continuing Saddleback College students, both full-time and part-time, are eligible for Phi Theta Kappa if they have completed 12 units and achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.5.
This presidential notification, sent out at the start of every semester, will be followed by an email from the society itself sometime in the following two weeks. The invitation email will go out from "ptk.org" and will include a personal access code you can use to join. Acceptance of membership and dues payments are online only on the Phi Theta Kappa site.
EOPS students are eligible for reimbursement of their dues. If you are an EOPS student, contact that office about this opportunity.
Want more information? Information meetings will be held via Zoom
- Friday, September 3rd at 1:30PM and
- Monday, September 13th at 5:30PM.
The link to these meetings was sent in President Stern's letter.
If you believe you are eligible for Phi Theta Kappa but haven't received President Stern's letter or the ptk.org invitation by the beginning of
-- February in the Spring semester or
-- September in the Fall semester,
please email the Honors Program Office.
Note: For your privacy, we will be able to respond only to your saddleback.edu email address.
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Only Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa are approved campus-wide honor societies.
Saddleback College does not share your academic information with outside organizations.
Phi Theta Kappa has been recognized since 1929 by the American Association of Community Colleges as the official national honor society for two-year colleges. It was founded in 1918 and today has over 3,000,000 members in nine countries. At its 1996 start, Saddleback's chapter, Beta Epsilon Beta, was the largest induction of members in Phi Theta Kappa's history. Since then, thousands of Saddleback College students have enjoyed the fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service opportunities offered by participation with this honor society. Membership is open to all students, whether or not they participate in honors program classes.
Phi Theta Kappa membership is recognized on Saddleback College transcripts. There are no service or other participation requirements. Members are invited to be a part of our Canvas community once we have received word they have accepted membership.
Membership requires a 3.5 GPA over college-level courses after at least 12 units have been completed. Maintenance of membership requires a 3.25 GPA; students who fall below that GPA for two consecutive semesters may rejoin once the 3.25 is again reached. Dues (currently $85) are paid only once; Phi Theta Kappa membership is lifetime membership.
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PTK Leadership - 2021-22
2021-22 Meeting Schedule:
- Fridays 12:00 - 1:00PM via ConferZoom on Canvas
- If you are not (yet?) a member and wish to attend a meeting, please send an email with your name and student ID# to the Honors Program Office. Please send it from your saddleback.edu student email account; because of privacy regulations, we cannot discuss your record with a sender from any other email.