Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society is the officially recognized honor society of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). It recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students. More than 3.8 million students have been inducted since 1918, with approximately 250,000 active members in the nation’s community colleges, making Phi Theta Kappa a true catalyst among members and colleges. The honor society focuses on four hallmarks at the local, regional and international levels: leadership, service, scholarship and fellowship. Students who have completed 12 credit hours at their community college and earned a 3.5 GPA or higher are invited to join PTK.

PTK is one of the most involved groups at FSCC. The top priorities of the organization are academic excellence and the betterment of our community. PTK members have participated in a variety of activities including:

Fort Scott Location

  • Earth week activities including campus cleanup, beautification, and landscaping
  • Horses for Hope at Presbyterian Village
  • Homecoming celebration dance
  • Cinco de Mayo celebration dance
  • Gordon Parks Annual Celebration support activities
  • Christmas canned goods collection
  • Campus and cultural events excursions
  • 891st Engineering Battalion family support during activation
  • Election Day activities including kids count, voter registration drive, and voter information tables
  • All-USA academic achievement scholarship selection
  • Senior Day support activities

Miami County Location

  • Honors in Action
  • Leadership Conference
  • Regional Convention
  • Catalyst
  • Honors Institute
  • Induction Ceremonies
  • PTK Luncheon at Topeka for all USA delegates
  • Officer orientation/training
  • PTK officers provide leadership academy for local youth
  • Kids College
  • College fairs and recruiting
  • Community and student tours of the MCC location

“Being in a group on campus such as PTK is an excellent idea. Not only do you get rewarded for academic achievement, but you have the opportunity to meet fellow peers and make friendships that will last a lifetime.” – Kara Probert, FSCC Student

Contact Information

Susie Arvidson
Fort Scott Campus
620-223-2700, ext. 3441


Buddy Jo Tanck
Miami County Campus