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 2011 new member meetings are:
September 14, El Dorado Campus - 2000 building, rooms 008-009 from 4:00-5:00pm and September 15, Andover Campus - 5000 building, Grizzly Den - 6:00-7:00pm.
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 to Debbie O'Bryan (see address below).
If you are unable to attend an information meeting, request new member information from Susan Forrest in El Dorado (15-112b) (firstname.lastname@example.org) or email@example.com.
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
Debbie O'Bryan, Honors Secretary
Butler Community College
901 S. Haverhill
El Dorado, KS 67042
attn: Phi Theta Kappa
Induction Date is October 2, 2011 from 2-3pm (Inductees need to line up at 1:45pm, so plan to arrive between 1:30-1:45pm.) Photos will be taken at the end and a press release will be sent to hometown newspapers. (These photos will be sent out soon.)
Membership fees are $85.
Enrolment 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Susan Forrest at 322-3251 or email email@example.com. 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.
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
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.)
We are working on updating our blog and will be posting new information about that in the spring of 2011. The new blog will be something that you will have access to by calling a phone number and stating your name and giving a brief summary of the event you have just completed. This will be an especially useful tool for someone who is running the program to record attendance and outcomes of our events. Be looking for more information about this exciting new development in the spring of 2011.