Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recognizes and encourages educational excellence among two-year college students. To achieve this, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual environment through the exchange of ideas, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. 

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.

Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honors society in American higher education with more than two million members and over 1,200 chapters located in all 50 United States and on five continents. The American Association of Community Colleges recognizes Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

How to join PTK

Membership is extended through invitation from the Phi Theta Kappa chapter at Delta College. Invitations are sent at the end of each semester to those individuals with 12 or more credit hours of college work at Delta College and a 3.5 (or higher) cumulative GPA for courses taken at Delta College.

PTK officers

Aside from the requirements set in the chapter by-laws, the chapter president shall:

    • Represent Xi Delta at CAB meetings, held the last Wednesday of the month, from 2 – 4pm (subject to change). If the president is unable to attend a CAB meeting, it is the president’s responsibility to find a substitute representative.
    • Work with faculty advisor to coordinate agendas, dates and times for monthly club meetings. Oversee monthly meetings with faculty advisor.
    • Supervise committees and projects. Keep in contact with project point person, for updates, and offer counsel if needed.
    • Represent Xi Delta in a dignified manner at various functions, such as, but not limited to:
      • Clubs and Orgs Day (on campus)
      • Fellowship events
      • Service events
      • Regional Conference & National Conference
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.

2021–2022 officer: Olivia Rechsteiner

This project works to provide mentor/tutor services to various students in need of assistance. The VP works with the faculty advisor for Men of Delta to maintain a partnership with whom Xi Delta members offer tutoring assistance. Participate in Clubs and Orgs day and PTK Awareness Week as a table representative, discussing the advantages of completing your two-year college education, and having students sign the Commit to Complete pledge and banner.

2021–2022 officer: Jack Raines

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Organize fellowship events with members from other area chapters.
    • Write short articles regarding these events and submitting to the regional board as newsletter submissions.
    • Work with local organizations, such as the Good Samaritan Mission and the MI Blood Drive, to have recurring service activities.
    • Serve as a representative at the Xi Delta table during Clubs & Orgs Day.
    • Represent Xi Delta at regional and national conferences.
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.

2021–2022 officer: Chloe Owensby

Works with faculty advisors and team to organize and complete two fundraisers. One in the fall and one in the winter semester. Examples would be: 

    • Hold a bake sale on campus.
    • Partner with the sustainability office to collect returnables from campus collection bins.
    • Serve as a representative at the Xi Delta table during Clubs & Orgs Day.
    • Represent Xi Delta at regional and national conferences.
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.

2021–2022 officer: Jack Raines

This position is crucial to maintaining Five Star status. At the beginning of term, the VP will review the awards to be submitted, work with the members to create/participate in committees to complete such award applications, oversee the progress of various projects, such as, but not limited to:

    • Honors in Action (HIA project)
    • College Project
    • Represent Xi Delta at regional and national conferences.
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.

The VP will also reach out to faculty, officers and members for input regarding award nominees. Complete award submissions, review with faculty advisor, and submit to Phi Theta Kappa.

2021–2022 officer: Jordan Machelski

This is a very in depth research project. The VP will work to form a committee of members to:

    • Review project requirements set by PTK.
    • Develop research topic and action project.
    • Complete research and implement action component.
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.
    • Serve as a representative at the Xi Delta table during Clubs & Orgs Day.
    • Represent Xi Delta at regional and national conferences.

VP will also communicate regularly with faculty advisors, Xi Delta President and VP of Hallmark Awards.

2021–2022 officers: Nathan Young and Olivia Rechsteiner

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Serve as a representative at the Xi Delta table during Clubs & Orgs Day.
    • Assist with induction ceremony and new member orientation.
    • Send welcome email to new members, with meeting and event information.
    • Represent Xi Delta at regional and national conferences.
    • Serve one hour per week in the Honors/Xi Delta lounge area.

2021–2022 officer: Amanda Arndt

Responsible for taking minutes during monthly meetings. This position is also an alternate position. If an officer is unable to fulfill their responsibilities, the secretary will step into that position.

Contact us
Make an appointment with student services departments.

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710
989–686–9000
info@delta.edu