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PTK Membership Benefits

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for more than $36 million in transfer scholarships provided exclusively to society members by more than 600 senior institutions.

FREE enrollment in, which is used by hundreds of senior colleges and universities to recruit Phi Theta Kappa transfer students.

Members may connect to find cutting-edge services, programs and resources selected especially to meet their needs. The benefits, available to members free of charge, include:

  • Special offers from Phi Theta Kappa Partners.
  • Press release announcing your membership, sent electronically to a newspaper of your choice.
  • Letter of recommendation sent to a college admissions counselor or scholarship official.
  • Letter of recommendation sent to a potential employer.

All members of Phi Theta Kappa receive the prestigious Golden Key Membership Pin, Certificate of Membership and a wallet-size Identification Card.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may affix the Society’s Gold Diploma Seal, denoting society membership, to their two-year college diploma.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may have their membership in the international honor society noted on their transcript, contingent on their college’s policy.

Civil Service Jobs Benefit

Members applying for GS5 federal jobs and who completed a baccalaureate degree with superior academic achievement, as defined by the Federal Office of Personnel Management, would be upgraded to a GS7 classification, meaning an increase in starting salary over the GS5 grade. GS5 federal jobs are entry-level jobs requiring completion of a baccalaureate degree or four years of study beyond high school.

Members of Phi Theta Kappa may wear the society’s golden monogrammed Honors stole and tassel at college commencement exercises, available through purchase, contingent on college policy.

The Certificate of Membership and Membership Identification Card are included in your Benefit Packet mailed to you. If you did not receive a certificate or identification card, e-mail

If you have more questions about membership benefits, contact Membership Services at or 601-984-3504 ext. 3554.