Phi Theta Kappa

In keeping with the Renton Technical College philosophy of encouraging excellence in all of our programs, we are constantly looking for ways that individual students, and teams of students can be recognized for their skills and academic excellence.

Recognition for academic excellence is bestowed in two ways: by the school and by a international honor society, Phi Theta Kappa.  The RTC chapter, Beta Phi Delta, was founded in 2014.  It is rated as one of the fastest growing regional and national chapters of Phi Theta Kappa.

Program Description
Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two year colleges, recognizes student academic excellence and leadership potential and gives members the opportunity for involvement in leadership, travel, and campus and community service activities.

How do I join Phi Theta Kappa at RTC?
After you have completed at least 12 credits successfully at RTC, IF your cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) is equal to or greater than 3.5 on a 4 point scale, you will be sent an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa. 

Does it cost money to join?
There is a fee to join the National PTK organization.  It is a one-time fee.  We do NOT charge anything extra for membership in the RTC Chapter.

What’s my incentive to join?

Opportunities for Service and Leadership:  We encourage PTK members to organize or participate in college and community service events.  There are opportunities to demonstrate leadership at the event level, and at the PTK chapter level.

Recognition:  If you keep your grades high, and graduate with a 3.5 GPA, you will be allowed to wear a special stole on your gown at graduation.  Your membership in PTK will be noted on your official transcript, and you will be given a gold seal that you can place on your Certificate or Degree, when you receive it.

Scholarships:  You may also apply for PTK transfer scholarships, to go on towards a four year degree, which are only offered to PTK members!

Contact faculty adviser Tim Culler, tculler@rtc.edu or Director of Student Engagement, Jessica Supinski, jsupinski@rtc.edu for more information.