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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the membership requirements?

The membership requirements are listed HERE. For any questions students can email [email protected] or call 201-879-8997.  Once inducted, members must maintain a 3.5 GPA or above to remain in good standing. Participation in chapter events is not a membership requirement.

Is there a membership fee to join Phi Theta Kappa?

Yes, there is a one-time membership fee of $80.  Students who are unable to pay the membership fee should email [email protected] or call 201-879-8997 to schedule an appointment with a chapter advisor.

What is the difference between Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the JKW School of honors?
The chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the JKW school of honors are two complimentary honors programs at Bergen Community College. The JKW school of honors is an academic program that offers Honors courses at BCC for students with a 3.4 GPA or higher. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society incorporates honors programming with service and fellowship activities, while also providing its members with nearly $90 million in scholarship opportunities (see membership requirements).  All Phi Theta Kappa members at BCC are eligible to register for Honors courses.

Where can I purchase my Phi Theta Kappa regalia?

The regalia is available on the Phi Theta Kappa online store:  http://store.ptk.org   Please note that you must be signed-in to be able to complete your purchase.

What is Enhanced Membership?

Enhanced Membership is an award given to members who distinguished themselves by participating in community service activities and/or by seeking leadership positions. To achieve Enhanced Membership, members must gain at least 8 Service Points during an academic year or serve in a leadership position for at least one semester.

I work a full-time job while attending school, can I still participate in community service activities?
Since most community college student work, we do our best to schedule our community service activities at different hours to make it easier for our members to participate. We hold events during the day, in the evenings, and on weekends. For an updated list of events please check our calendar and sign up by emailing [email protected]!