FAQs

Q. What will I do in Phi Theta Kappa?
A. Phi Theta Kappa activities are determined by the members with emphasis on the four hallmarks of the program: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. You determine your involvement!
Q. What is Regular Membership?
A. This type of membership gives you full membership, but recognizes that members who choose this program prefer NOT to be notified about chapter activities.
Q. What is Enhanced Membership?
A. Enhanced Membership is for those members who want to be informed about chapter activities and want to be active. The Enhanced Membership program encourages and rewards member participation in chapter activities.
Q. If I join as a Regular Member, can I change to Enhanced Member?
A. Absolutely, just let us know, we will put you on the contact list.
Q. What kind of time commitment is expected from new members?
A. That depends on you. We welcome any amount of time you can contribute.
Q. Can credit hours for coursework taken at another community college be considered in determining eligibility?
A. Credits from any Maricopa Community College can be considered in determining eligibility, bring in all relevant transcripts with your enrollment application.
Q. Are international students eligible to join?
A. Yes, as long as they possess full rights of citizenship in their own country.
Q. What happens if my GPA drops below 3.5?
A. For most members this is not a problem. You are expected to have a 3.5 GPA when you apply for membership. However, after joining Phi Theta Kappa you are expected to maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Q. What is the value of joining if I graduate at the end of the    semester?
A. In addition to having lifetime membership in Phi Theta Kappa on your resume, you can choose to purchase the official Phi Theta Kappa regalia to wear at graduation. Also, you would be afforded access to scholarship opportunities reserved just for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Q. If I joined Phi Theta Kappa at another chapter, must I join all over again?
A. No, contact a chapter advisor for a Transfer Member Application.  You will only be asked to pay $17.00 for the   chapter membership dues.
Q. What happens when I submit my application?
A. Once your application has been submitted to National Headquarters, you will receive an email within twenty-four hours that your membership has been processed.  This email will also containing your membership number, username, and password allowing you full access to exclusive membership benefits. Your membership packet will be mailed within 6-8 weeks.