Phi Theta Kappa

Who We Are

Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s most prestigious two-year honor society.  Its purpose is to recognize academic achievement and encourage scholarships and provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.  To achieve this, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.  Academic research and service projects, networking with more than 3 million fellow scholars on more than 1285 campuses worldwide, personalized letters of recommendation, and access to online courses to build job skills are just some of the fulfilling aspects of joining Phi Theta Kappa.  Membership only costs $80 to unlock a lifetime of unique and fulfilling benefits.

The four pillars of Phi Theta Kappa are:

  • Scholarship-research projects and opportunities
  • Leadership-Opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Fellowship-A community of high-achieving students
  • Service-community service opportunities

You’re eligible for membership if you…

  • Have completed 12 credits or more of coursework that applies to an associate degree
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.5

The North Seattle College chapter, Alpha Epsilon Omega, is part of the Greater Northwest Region and Division IV.  Our chapter has an impressive record of 5-Star achievements, and a reputation for cutting edge projects, and you can become an active member by participating in research for our Honors in Action project, contributing ideas for discussions on our Canvas page, and attending events.  Or become a chapter officer and gain valuable leadership skills by crafting and implementing an Honors in Action project, and travel for free to conferences.

PTK students at table

Phi Theta Kappa offers members more than $37 million in exclusive transfer scholarships, in addition to Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s scholarships to help you complete your degree.  Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for free enrollment in, a transfer and college completion planning tool. connects you to scholarships and colleges that match your field of interest. Unique scholarships are available for being the first member of your family to attend college among others. Scholarships range from $500 to $40,000.

For any questions please contact Jeanette Miller.