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Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for the 2 year college. Phi Theta Kappans are recognized for their academic achievement as well as their community service, fellowship, and leadership. The four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa, our guiding principles for programming, include: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Our many traditions and customs make this society a "Fellowship of Scholars".

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to join?

How do you join Phi Theta Kappa?

Can I join Phi Theta Kappa online?

What is our local chapter and what programs do Phi Theta Kappans participat in?

What are the hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa?

Where can I find a calendar of events, discussion board, and email for other group members?


To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, you must have an Institutional Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, be currently taking classes at Butler, and have completed at least 12 credit hours (100 level or higher) at Butler.

To Join Phi Theta Kappa

1. Attend a new member information meeting - The Fall 2013 new member meetings are:

Mid-September TBA.

You may bring the Member Application and Member Fact Sheet with your membership dues with you to the meeting. You may also join online or send your fees (see address below).

If you are unable to attend an information meeting, request new member information from ptk@butlercc.edu.

2. Fill out and turn in the "Phi Theta Kappa Membership Application",
3. Fill out and turn in " Member Fact Sheet",
4. Send your check OR pay online.
If you write a check (made out to "Butler", memo: Phi Theta Kappa dues) - send to

Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill
El Dorado, KS 67042
attn: Phi Theta Kappa

Induction Date is October 2013 TBA.

Membership fees are $85.

Enrollment period ends - April 15(Spring) and December 1(Fall). If the enrollment period has not ended, you can still join online (although you may have missed our induction ceremony for the semester).


Your unique passcode was sent with your letter of invitation. Contact us at ptk@butlercc.edu if you have lost your passcode. Use the passcode at the bottom of your letter of invitation (from the advisors). If you cannot find your code or are having problems with it, please contact Chrissy Baker at 218-6379 or email ptk@butlercc.edu. Go to http://www.ptk.org/acceptmembership. Enter your Passcode, and fill in your information (or edit information that is already present). You can pay by Credit or Debit card using this option. Join today! Don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in Phi Theta Kappa activities.

Local Chapter and Phi Theta Kappa Programs

The local chapter - Alpha Phi Alpha is building a program that encompasses the Honors Study topic "The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril, and Promise" in our programs. We encourage students to use this topic as a focal point for their research and papers and presentations required for many of their classes including English Composition II, speech, history, sociology, philosophy, humanities and sciences. We are excited to continue partnering with the American Cancer Society with the society's 2018 challenge to raise $10 million by Phi Theta Kappa's 100th anniversary.For more information on society programs, go to http://www.ptk.org/programs.


The four hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Phi Theta Kappa chapters focus their programming throughout the year in these four areas to help develop future leaders participate in intellectual discussions on the current honors study topic, serve their communities, and find a fellowship of scholars to belong to. It's not about toga parties.Our society is not a fraternity or a sorority. Members are invited to join because they have established themselves as excellent students, the top 2% of their college peers. We invite these students to grow in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. In the end, students are eligible for many transfer scholarships due to the fact that four year colleges recognize that graduating Phi Theta Kappa ns are among the very best college sophomores in the country (including those at the four year colleges).

Phi Theta Kappa Pipeline Group

Our pipeline group allows students to chat with other members, post messages about up coming events and ideas for projects. Members may e-mail other members as well as leaders, to increase the communication among members and leaders. The group also has it's own calendar so that you can see what events will be coming up during the semester and can plan accordingly. To join, just tell us who your are and click "Join Group". That's all there is to it.

Updated Information on upcoming events, click on "Chapter News". This will be updated each month with a list of events and photos from the previous event. Our goal is to have monthly articles and photos about events our chapter has been involved in during the past month.  


For all correspondence with the advisors and chapter officers, email ptk@butlercc.edu.

Join the Phi Theta Kappa at Butler Community College pipeline group. The Pipeline Group for Phi Theta Kappa is our main portal of information about our chapter. Emails, announcements, calendar, discussion board, photos, and files (including agendas and minutes for the meetings) are located in the Pipeline Group. You can request to join or we may have already added you to the group.

Facebook is used as an online community and a way for our members to get to know each other. We also post our podcasts of meetings and weekly podcasts on the website. The group is Phi Theta Kappa - Alpha Phi Alpha. You can request to join, but for privacy purposes, the group is closed to the public. It is something that we will use to post photos (because of the ease of loading photos to the pages.)

contact info
Name: Baker, Chrissy
Building: 5000
Office: 5201N
Phone: (316)218-6379
Ext: 6379
E-mail: cbaker20@butlercc.edu stars