Academic Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the world’s largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students.

Any student is eligible to join after completing 12 credits and achieving at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Madison College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities to develop leadership and service skills, exchange ideas and ideals in an intellectual climate, develop lively friendships between scholars, and stimulate interest in continued academic excellence.

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  1. About Phi Theta Kappa

    The Madison College chapter was chartered in 1995 as the Beta Beta Psi chapter. We provide opportunities to develop leadership and service skills, exchange ideas and ideals in an intellectual climate, develop lively friendships between scholars, and stimulate interest in continued academic excellence.

    • Membership invitations are sent at the beginning of each fall and spring semester to qualifying students.
    • One-time lifetime membership fee of $75 gets you access to ALL the member benefits and opportunities.  
    • New members are celebrated once a semester at an induction ceremony. Friends and family are welcome to help celebrate your success!
  2. Member Benefits

    PTK Connect - Phi Theta Kappa’s FREE online search tool for transfer scholarships, colleges and career pathways. Customize your world and broaden your horizons.

    College Project - The purpose of the College Project is to establish a collaborative relationship between the chapter and the college administration. Through this collaboration, an annual project will be defined to meet the strategic goals and prioritized outcomes that meet the college’s mission. Contact our VP of Leadership to get involved in our chapter’s project.

    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.

    Honors in Action Project - A program designed to foster a stimulating environment for intellectual growth and challenge, and create opportunities for leadership and learning as leaders through service and advocacy. Contact our VP of Scholarship to get involved in our chapter’s project.

    Honors Case Study Challenge - Phi Theta Kappa challenges you to read the newspaper daily and create an Honors Case Study based upon your reading of newspapers over time that are related to our current Honors Study Topic. You could win $500.

    Nota Bene - Phi Theta Kappa's honors anthology recognizes outstanding writing of Phi Theta Kappa members and demonstrates to the literary public the academic excellence and commitment to scholarship found at colleges. A scholarship of $1,000, is given to the author of the Nota Bene manuscript considered to be the most outstanding of all entries.

    President’s Challenge Enhanced Membership Program - Earn rewards for your involvement including PTK graduation regalia to help you stand out in the crowd. Based on your involvement as an official Phi Theta Kappa member with Madison College Beta Beta Psi chapter, you will earn a higher achievement level and more rewards.

    Scholarships - With over $90 million in scholarships for eligible members,  Phi Theta Kappa helps you finish the dreams you started.

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  3. Events

    View the PTK events calendar in Wolfpack Connect.

    PTK banner for the April 6 remote premier

    Please join us at the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society GOLDEN APPLE Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. See the tips below for the best viewing experience:



    • Join the forum using this link.  
    • If you have connectivity issues, we recommend closing out and trying the link again. You may also try watching from your phone if your desktop or laptop doesn’t work. These tips have worked well for people so far.
    • If you continue to have issues, please call the Help Desk (608.246.6666).

    Celebration Agenda:

    • During the celebration, we will keep all mics muted.
    • 12:00-12:05 Brief welcome comments and celebration overview.
    • 12:05-12:45 Premier video GOLDEN APPLE Recognition Celebration.
    • During the premier video you are free to use the unmoderated chat to offer kudos and congratulations.
    • 12:45-1:00 Open mic moderated – use the raise hand feature to be recognized and authorized to unmute.
    • GOLDEN APPLE Recognition Celebration spring 2021 program 



    • The celebration is a recorded video premier available on the Madison College PTK YouTube channel.

    PTK Induction Ceremony Banner

Contact Us

Join us on the WolfPack Connect app, available on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

email us or call us at (608) 243-4242.

Connect with chapter officers at the Truax Student Life Office to learn more about the benefits of Phi Theta Kappa membership.

The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the Madison College Honors Program are two different opportunities for academically high-performing students. Likewise, the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is another leadership development opportunity. Each program has its own eligibility criteria and enrollment process.