Member Benefits

Members may log in using your community college name and your member number to access the benefits associated with Phi Theta Kappa membership. Below is a sampling of the benefits available exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members.

» Transfer Scholarships – Members may apply for more than $37 million in transfer scholarships, provided exclusively to Society members by more than 700 senior institutions.

» Five Star Competitive Edge – Sharpen your competitive edge for transfer, scholarships and job interviews by participating in Five Star Competitive Edge. This professional development plan designed exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members helps strengthen highly sought-after skills such as communication, critical thinking, teambuilding and goal setting through hands-on leadership activities and online video courseware. Members will build an online portfolio that will showcase their accomplishments in one convenient location that can be easily shared with scholarship providers, admissions officials and potential employers.

» free enrollment – Members have free access to Phi Theta Kappa’s online transfer tool. Research colleges, learn about transfer scholarships, manage important transfer dates and deadlines and communicate with four-year college representatives to ensure a smooth transfer to a four-year college.

» Membership Credentials – The Golden Key Membership Pin, Membership Certificate and Membership ID Card are mailed to the member’s home address.

» Press Release Announcing Membership – At the member’s request, a press release is sent electronically to a newspaper of the member’s choosing.

» Phi Theta Kappa Graduation Regalia – The Society’s Honors Stole, Tassel and additional graduation regalia may be purchased and worn at college commencement exercises, contingent on college policy.

» Gold Diploma Seal – The Diploma Seal may be affixed to the member’s community college diploma to denote Society membership.

» Transcript Notation – Society membership may be noted on the member’s community college transcripts, contingent on college policy.

» Letters of Recommendation – Request letters of recommendation from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to a college admissions counselor, scholarship official or potential employer.

» Alumni Membership – Fifty alumni chapters at four-year institutions provide a support network for transfer; and 21 regional alumni associations provide lifetime networking opportunities. Opportunities for participation through international alumni programs are available for alumni living in areas without associations.

» Career Resource Center – The Career Resource Center provides members with career trends, research, tips and tools for navigating the job market.

» Civil Service Jobs Benefit – Members applying for GS5 federal jobs and who completed a baccalaureate degree with superior academic achievement, as defined by the Federal Office of Personnel Management, would be upgraded to a GS7 classification, meaning an increase in starting salary over the GS5 grade. GS5 federal jobs are entry level jobs requiring completion of a baccalaureate degree or four years of study beyond high school.

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