Phi Theta Kappa members may participate individually in a variety of personal and professional development initiatives or participate in activities on the chapter, regional and/or international levels. You choose the level of engagement that fits you best.

The Plan

For Members

Five Star Competitive Edge
Learn life skills and develop an online portfolio to showcase your accomplishments when transferring, applying for scholarships or starting your career.

For Chapters

Five Star Chapter Development Plan
A blueprint for building and maintaining a successful chapter

The Program - Honors in Action
Honors Study Topic
A timely, interdisciplinary and issue-driven subject chosen to promote discussion and to inspire individual, chapter and regional Honors in Action Projects

  • Honors Case Study Challenge
    An academic research competition based on the Honors Study Topic, includes cash awards and online publication of winning entries, open to individuals and chapters
  • Honors Institute
    A five-day summer conference examining the Honors Study Topic using speaker presentations and small group discussions

Leadership Development Studies
A humanities-based course using great works of literature, film, speeches, biographies and experiential learning in the study of leadership

Facebook Leadership Development Study Group
An online dialogue exploring leadership topics with interested members, alumni or prospective members


The Recognition

Hallmark Awards
Competitive awards recognizing outstanding Honors in Action by individuals, chapters and regions; applications due in February

Nota Bene Anthology
A literary competition for members, includes cash awards and publication opportunities, submissions due in December

Pinnacle Awards
An incentive program for chapters focused on effective member recruitment

Special Initiatives

Community College Completion Corps
A student-led initiative to raise awareness of the importance of college completion not only for students but for colleges and the communities they serve.

Relay For Life
An annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society in which chapters regularly participate