Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

There are two Phi Theta Kappa chapters at Reynolds. The Alpha Iota Beta chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Parham Road Campus, and the Alpha Gamma Omicron chapter represents members enrolled in programs at the Goochland and Downtown campuses. Although there are two chapters at Reynolds, the chapters participate in activities and hold meetings together.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in an associate's degree program and have a 3.3 cumulative GPA or a completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in a one year certificate program and have a 3.3 cumulative GPA at Reynolds are invited to join P.T.K. every fall, spring and summer semester. Invitations are sent out by mail and email in July, September, and January. If the student meets these qualifications, they will receive an invitation.

Received an Invitation to Join? Learn next steps for joining P.T.K.

Partial Scholarship Membership Fee

Phi Theta Kappa never wants finances to get in the way of you accessing the membership benefits Phi Theta Kappa has to offer. There are a small number of Phi Theta Kappa Membership Assistance Scholarships available! These are partial scholarships that cover $70 of the $90 membership fee. The scholarship recipient is expected to cover the remaining $20. The application deadline for this semester has passed.


The Induction Ceremony is a moment for us to publicly welcome you as official Phi Theta Kappa members. Although it is not required, it is a great way to be recognized and celebrate your academic achievements. The spring 2024 induction ceremony date will be announced soon. Learn more about the Induction Ceremony.

Get Involved

Shortly after joining, members are added to the Reynolds Phi Theta Kappa Canvas site. Current members can learn more about upcoming events and learn how to get more involved by visiting the Canvas site. If you have questions about upcoming member activities, contact us at

 Alyssa and Fab, two Reynolds students, sit at a table with P.T.K. information and giveaways smiling at the camera and holing pom poms in one hand
four students sit a table with P.T.K. information and giveaways smiling at the camera

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits to joining Phi Theta Kappa? Why should I join?

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society guarantees you access to benefits that will recognize your outstanding academic accomplishments and provide you with the competitive edge that helps ensure future success.

Benefits include recognition during college induction ceremony, recognition by wearing Phi Theta Kappa Commencement Regalia during college graduation (if you choose to purchase these items), opportunity to meet Reynolds administrators, access to scholarships, free enrollment in P.T.K. Connect, a transfer and career exploration and planning tool, free access to P.T.K. Edge, free, online, self-paced professional development courses designed to build skills to get hired, transfer successively and research in the real world and much more!

Do you have to attend meetings and events?

You do not have to attend meetings or events but involvement within Phi Theta Kappa is strongly encouraged. Becoming an active member allows you to take advantage of more of the great services and opportunities that P.T.K. has to offer. In addition, you can develop relationships with administrators on campus and other students. Participating and volunteering for leadership roles also looks great when applying for scholarships and jobs.

I am having trouble logging in to the Phi Theta Kappa international website. What do I do?

All website questions should be directed to the Phi Theta Kappa International office. You can reach them at 1-800-946-9995.

What does the membership fee cover?

The one-time membership fee includes a $60 international fee, $10 regional fee and $20 local fee. The international fee covers the cost of your membership pin, membership certificate and access to great Phi Theta Kappa resources such as P.T.K. Connect, P.T.K. Edge and access to various scholarship opportunities. The local fee covers induction materials and other supplies and expenses for chapter activities.

I have a 3.3 cumulative GPA (or higher) and have completed the number of credit hours but I did not receive an invitation to join. Why?

Please confirm your number of credit hours and your cumulative grade point average in your Student Information System (SIS) Student Center. If you believe you are eligible and have not been invited to join, please contact us at

Do you need to be inducted to become a member?

No! Being inducted is a personal choice and is not required; however, it is a great way to be publicly recognized for your hard work. You can choose to participate the semester you join or in a future semester or decide to never officially be inducted. The decision is yours! Learn more about inductions.

I received an invitation last semester. Is it still good?

Unfortunately, the invitation expires at the end of every semester (the date is listed in your invitation). If your grades remain at a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher, you will receive another invitation to join the following semester. To find out if you are on the invitation list, contact us at

I received an invitation and want to join. What do I do?

Use the website and passcode listed in your invitation to officially join. You will complete an application and pay your membership fee.

I just accepted my invitation. What are the next steps?

The next step is to RSVP for the induction ceremony. We ask that you let us know whether you are attending or not. Learn more about the inductions ceremony. Then you will want to attend a membership meeting or activity so you can learn more. Don’t know when the next meeting or activity is taking place? Contact us at You will also be added to the Phi Theta Kappa Canvas site so you can stay up to date on what’s happening within Phi Theta Kappa.

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