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Welcome to Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two Year Colleges. The Florida Gateway College Chapter, Xi Phi inducts members every semester.

The hallmarks of PTK are Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship and Service. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: first, to recognize and encourage the academic achievements of two-year college students and second, to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in Leadership, Service, and Fellowship events.

If you have any questions, please contact Phi Theta Kappa Co-Advisors John Hawes at or Kristen Casperson at

Frequent Asked Questions

What is PTK?

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two Year Colleges. The Florida Gateway Chapter, Xi Phi inducts members every semester.

Who at FGC is eligible to join PTK?

All Florida Gateway College students who have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 college level credits towards an A.A or A.S. Degree Program at FGC.

How do I find out if I am eligible?

All eligible students receive an invitation to their wolves email account.

Does it cost money to become a member?

The membership fee for joining Phi Theta Kappa is $75.00. This one-time fee covers the cost of national and regional membership dues.

If I am a member, how can I get more involved?

Your participation in PTK activities is limitless. FGC’s PTK chapter is an active student group that meets throughout the year. If you would like to be involved in PTK and are not sure how, please contact one of the PTK officers or advisors. We would love to hear from you!

What can Phi Theta Kappa do for you?

A host of things! PTK will:

  • Validate your academic success
  • Empower you for your future
  • Expand your academic horizons
  • Develop “soft” skills
  • Keep you on track to complete college
  • Connect you to our world of scholars
  • Work with you to apply for scholarships and transfer opportunities

What does a Phi Theta Kappa Emblem look like and what does it mean?

PTK emblem

The emblem of this society is a golden slab. The center of the slab is a black band upon which three Greek letters appear: Phi Theta Kappa. These letters symbolize the Greek words for wisdom, aspiration, and purity. The wreath of oak leaves denotes stability and strength of character. The curling leaves of laurel signify achievement and success. Above the band is a representation of the head of Athena, Goddess of Learning. In the base appear the mystic Greek letters meaning light.

What happens at the induction ceremony?

PTK induction ceremonies take place each Fall and Spring semester. Students are recognized for their academic achievements at this event which is attended by the college community as well as the inductee’s family and friends.

Are tickets required to attend the ceremony?

No. All family and friends may attend.

Do I receive my PTK graduation honor stole as part of my membership fees?

You can purchase your PTK honor stole through logging in your account at

Once I am a member, what are my obligations?

We hope that you will choose to participate in PTK activities but active membership is not required.

How do I become a member?

You will be sent an invitation through your wolves email and at your address on file with FGC. Included will be a passcode for the website. You will pay your one time membership fee on the site.