Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is the only honor society serving two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. It has become one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies in higher education.

Membership into LTC's Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is
based primarily on academic excellence and is extended by invitation only.

LTC's goal is to expand our students' learning opportunities. We're also committed to extending learning beyond the classroom and throughout life–Phi Theta Kappa is one of these opportunities.

Becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society provides more than a certificate. It offers you opportunities for personal and intellectual development as well as a valuable network of connections involving careers, scholarships and other success-oriented benefits.

Mission Statement

"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve the purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."

Chapter Officer Team

Karen Field - VP of Leadership
Karen Field - VP of Leadership

 

Michelle Jarvey - President
Michelle Jarvey - President

 

Alyssa Wenske - VP of Membership
Alyssa Wenske - VP of Membership

 

Chapter Advisors

Courtney Ebben, Career and Employment Services Manager
courtney.ebben@gotoltc.edu / 920.693.1326

Mary Kultgen, Instructor
mary.kultgen@gotoltc.edu / 920.208.5885

Chapter Administrative Support

Barb Backhaus, Asst. to the VP of Instruction

Barbara.Backhaus@gotoltc.edu / 920.693.1133

Phi Theta Kappa Annual Induction Ceremony held on March 28, 2019 at Lakeshore Technical College, Centennial Hall 

PTK Spring 2019 Induction

PTK 2019 Spring induction

FAQ

How do you become a member of Phi Theta Kappa?
The local chapter extends an invitation to students who meet the eligibility requirements.

How much are membership dues?
It’s a one–time fee of $75 for a lifetime membership. The membership fee benefits national, regional and local chapters.

What criteria are used to determine membership eligibility?
Phi Theta Kappa membership is based on academic achievement. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits towards an associate degree program or 6 credits towards a technical degree program and have at least a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.

What is required to maintain membership?
Members must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Why Join?

  • PTK members wear special graduation regalia. Gold stoles are provided for purchase at $20 or rented for free (with a $20 refundable deposit). A gold seal appears on PTK member's diploma and referenced on LTC transcripts.
  • Prestige and Honor
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Friends and Fellowship
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal Growth
  • Resume Enhancement
  • Service Involvement
  • Travel Opportunities

Is participation a requirement?
Participation in chapter activities is not a requirement for membership. Phi Theta Kappa’s constitution requires only that a member make and maintain a certain grade point average. However, you will certainly want to consider the benefits of participating in the many programs available through Phi Theta Kappa membership. Benefits include personal growth, leadership enhancement and resume enhancement.

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Phi Theta Kappa Links

> PTK - National

> PTK - Wisconsin

 

Upcoming Member Meeting Dates 2021-2022

Note: This list is a work in progress. Dates may be added.

February 2021
9 – PTK Member Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm  Click here to join the meeting (MS Teams)
25 – PTK Officer Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm  (MS Teams)
March 2021
4-6  PTK Spring Regional Convention (held virtually)  Registration is required through the chapter.
23 – PTK Member Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm  Click here to join the meeting (MS Teams)
25 – PTK Officer Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm  (MS Teams)
April 2021
Achievement Report Due to SLB in April
8-10 – Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst – Baltimore, Maryland (may be held virtually)
13 – PTK Member Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Click here to join the meeting (MS Teams)
15- Phi Theta Kappa Annual Induction Ceremony – Centennial Hall – LTC Cleveland (may be held virtually)
29 – PTK Officer Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm (MS Teams) Canceled
May 2021
11 – PTK Member Meeting 12:00 pm – 12:50 PM Canceled
22 – Graduation Ceremony and PTK Rose Sale (Rose Sale cancelled if graduation is held virtually)