Sauk Valley Community College

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Beta Alpha Gamma Chapter

Beta Alpha Gamma Chapter

What is Phi Theta Kappa?

Phi Theta Kappa is not a fraternity or sorority; it is an international academic honor society that recognizes your academic achievement. There are chapters of Phi Theta Kappa in 1100 two-year colleges across the U.S., as well as Japan, Germany, Puerto Rico, and Canada. When you become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you truly become a member of a recognizable, international academic organization.

Who is Phi Theta Kappa?

Across the world, over 82,000 students will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa this year alone. These students represent the college you attend and range in age from 17 to age 80 years old. The average age of a Phi Theta Kappan is 29 years old. Nearly 60% of Phi Theta Kappans are women.

How did I get invited?

You were invited to join Phi Theta Kappa because you have proven your academic excellence here at Sauk Valley Community College. Currently, you have completed 12 or more college credits and currently have a 3.5 or higher GPA. Also, you must be currently enrolled at the college.

What can Phi Theta Kappa do for me?

  1. There are over 35 million dollars of scholarships to universities and colleges available for Phi Theta Kappa members including scholarship for Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, Depaul University, Bradley University and hundreds more.
  2. Wear the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Stole and Tassel at the SVCC commencement
  3. Receive the Phi Theta Kappa seal on your diploma and your transcripts
  4. You are automatically nominated for the National Dean's List
  5. You have the opportunity to grow as a person and develop your leadership skills
  6. You have the opportunity to travel, serve your college and community, and interact with fellow Phi Theta Kappa members from across the world

How do I become and remain a member?

In order to become a member, you must receive a letter of invitation either in September or February of each academic year. Exact instructions will be included inside the letter. There is one-time membership fee in order to join.

After you become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, you must maintain a 3.25 GPA in order to remain a member. Your participation is not required in the chapter, yet your involvement is encouraged and is vitally important to the livelihood of this organization.

Who should I contact if I have a question?

Amy Jakobsen
Email: jakobsa@svcc.edu
Room: 2E09
Phone: 815-835-6324
Website/Schedule
Michelle Barkley
Email: barklem@svcc.edu
Room: 2E11
Phone: 815-835-6320
Website/Schedule

Levels of Membership

PTK has two levels of membership; one for active members and one for inactive members. Levels of Membership