Get Involved!




Decorating the Mitten Tree November 2018 PTK Meeting

Phi Theta Kappa requires no commitment unless you chose to make one, but there are so many worthwhile ways you can get involved that we are sure you can find something that is of interest to you that you can fit in your schedule. Here are just a few of the many opportunities.


Check Your Email Regularly

It may sound simple but checking your email to see if our officers or advisors have sent out any information that might be of interest is the quickest and easiest way to find out if anything is happening that you may want to do. Make sure Shari Brooks, Dave Sigmund, Dr. Therese Revlock, and are listed in your contacts so you don’t miss any important messages.


Attend a Chapter Meeting

Attending a chapter meeting in person or via Zoom is the best way to see your officers on a regular basis and get filled in on all the details of what the chapter is up to. Don’t forget that being in attendance means you have more opportunity to contribute your ideas and opinions about current chapter plans and events and projects we could potentially take on.

The chapter meetings for Spring Semester 2024 are being held on Zoom the second Thursday of every month. You can join them through the chapter calendar on this website or the link Shari will send in an email the week of the meeting. Hope to see many of you there!


Become a Chapter or Regional Officer

Phi Theta Kappa gives you many opportunities to step forward into a leadership role. Positions on our chapter officer team include Chapter President, Chapter Vice-President, Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, Webmaster, and Chapter Member Engagement Officer. Positions on the Ohio Region officer team include Regional President, Regional Vice-President, Regional Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Western District Representative, Northern District Representative, and Eastern District Representative. ΒΓΕ is located in Ohio’s Eastern District. 


Chapter Hallmark Projects

There are two major projects the chapter undertakes every year: The College Project, and Honors In Action. They are large projects but with the contribution of many chapter members can be easily accomplished. These projects give opportunities for leadership, research experience, community service, getting to know fellow Phi Theta Kappans, and potentially academic publication.

The College Project

The College Project is a collaborative project between our Phi Theta Kappa Chapter and our college. It is designed to strengthen ties with our school by addressing a need on our college campus.

Honors In Action

Honors In Action is a research project based on a topic and our chapter’s choice of themes provided by Phi Theta Kappa International that is then turned into a project to serve our local community. The theme for 2024-2025 Honors In Action is “The Power of Stories”.


Regional Conferences

Every year the Ohio Region hosts three conferences: Honors In Action in the Summer, Leadership In Action in the Fall, and the Awards Snow Convention in the Spring. These conferences are educational, inspirational, and a great way to meet Phi Theta Kappans from all over the state of Ohio and part of West Virginia.


Catalyst International Conference

Once a year, Phi Theta Kappans from multiple countries get together to meet each other, be inspired by great speakers, learn, elect new International Officers, and celebrate our accomplishments at the Phi Theta Kappa Catalyst International Convention.



The Edge Professional Development Courses and Leadership Development Studies are free training courses available online to give you leg up over your competition.

PTK Edge

There are currently five PTK Edge courses available: Competitive Edge, Employment Edge, Research Edge, Transfer Edge, and Healthcare Edge. Each focusses on a vital area to many Phi Theta Kappans. Completing these courses will provide you with a wealth of useful information as well as earning you recognition in the chapter and at Regional Conferences.

Leadership Development Studies

The Phi Theta Kappa Leadership Development Studies Course is a multi-media, interactive experience that uses the humanities to enhance the leadership abilities of those members who take advantage of it.


Nota Bene

Do you love to write? Submissions to Phi Theta Kappa’s Nota Bene honors anthology may be published for many to see. In addition, the top submissions of poetry and prose each receive $1000 scholarships. Four runners up are also rewarded with a $500 scholarship. Submit some of your writing. See where it can take you.


Fellowship Events

Phi Theta Kappa is about recognizing scholarship but it’s also about fun. It’s about rewarding you for your scholastic efforts. It’s about meeting and bonding with other smart, driven students and forming lifelong friendships and professional connections. Fellowship events such as parties, movie nights, sporting events, etc. are all ways PTK supports so we can relax from our studies and just have some fun.


Better World Books

We have several bins set up in front of the college book store in the S building for the Better World Books organization. Better World Books is an organization that promotes literacy by collecting used books and taking donations and then reselling or recycling those books at a much lower price. They then use the funds generated to support libraries and other literacy programs. Several times a semester we empty our bins and box up the books to ship them out.


Anything you can dream of

That’s right, Phi Theta Kappa can help you do anything (within reason) you have a passion to do. Is there community service you’d like to do with a group? Is there an educational experience you need a group to take part in? Bring it before the chapter and with some time and work, planning, and possibly fund raising we may just be able to make it happen. We will always make an effort to engage in activities that embrace our four hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship