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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honors Society is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Its aim is to help students excel in the areas of academics, leadership, service, and fellowship.

PTK International recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities through Honors in Action and the Five Star Competitive Edge to develop such critical skills as problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution. These skills can give you a competitive edge when planning for transfer or applying for jobs.


Hawkeye is a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Participating in Hawkeye's PTK chapter does not require students to join PTK International and joining PTK International does not require participation in Hawkeye's chapter. However, we encourage participation in both to maximize the benefits.

Hawkeye Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Students in all degree programs are eligible to become members of Hawkeye's PTK chapter when they have completed 12 credit hours in a program (does not include success courses) with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Eligible students will receive an email letter of invitation from the Hawkeye President to join.

Hawkeye's PTK chapter meets weekly to discuss ideas, collaborate on projects, listen to guest speakers, share vital information on projects, and hang out and make friends. Contact the Faculty Advisor for specific meeting dates and times.

Members can also join the Honors-PTK Canvas page where we will post additional information and updates. Watch your Hawkeye email for an invite.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International

Eligible students can also join PTK International, which requires a separate application and one-time $90 fee.

By joining PTK International, students have access to scholarships, regional and national conferences, and online and in-person workshops. Learn more about PTK International benefits.

Formal Induction

Formal induction is held during the spring semester for new fall and spring members. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the induction. For more information, contact the PTK Hawkeye chapter faculty advisor.

Service Projects

Hawkeye has designed the Honors Program and our Phi Theta Kappa chapter with a flexible structure that can support students in many different, changing circumstances, with different schedules, and with different needs.

If you wish to participate in service projects or help come up with a new service project, we will support you. Scholarships and funds are available to support projects and Hawkeye faculty are eager to work with all interested students!

Students can receive course credit for service projects in a variety of ways, depending on their needs and circumstances through the Honors Program.

Current and Past On Campus Group Service Projects

  • Developed the Hawkeye Student Food Pantry over the course of several years. The Hawkeye Student Food Pantry is now run by the Foundation.
  • Student led mental health support groups overseen by Hawkeye's Mental Health Specialist, Deanna Shafer.
  • Annual Food and Toy drives for campus and community.
  • Cards for the Holidays, homemade, signed, and sent to shut-ins and others who need cheer during the holidays.
  • Blood drives on campus each semester.

Current and Past Individual or Small Group Service Projects Designed by Students

  • Collecting books for young readers
  • Art projects for the House of Hope
  • Earth Day events on campus
  • Giving time at the Hawkeye Food Pantry

Honors Program

If you are interested in PTK, you may also be interested in Hawkeye's Honors Program.

Participating in the Honors Program is not required to participate in Hawkeye's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, but is encouraged to maximize benefits.

Learn more about the Honors Program, the benefits, and how to apply.


Students who join Phi Theta Kapp (PTK) International will likely receive a very generous scholarship when they transfer to a new school. Most colleges and universities, including the University of Northern Iowa, offer at least $2,000 to all PTK International members when they transfer, typically $1,000 per year for two years. You can also apply for PTK International scholarships.

University of Northern Iowa PTK Transfer Scholarship

Scholarship Application Requirements

  1. Complete 30 credit hours at Hawkeye with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above.
  2. Member of Phi Theta Kappa International
  3. Applied to the University of Northern Iowa and have been accepted.
    • Application deadline for fall semester entry: May 1
    • Application deadline for spring semester entry: December 1

Apply for the UNI PTK Transfer Scholarship

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Commencement Ceremony Regalia

All Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible to wear Honors regalia at graduation.

To purchase your honors regalia, please stop by the Foundation office, Hawkeye Center 224, or contact Jenny Hoover via email or at 319-296-4002.

Commencement ceremony regalia:

  • Stoles … $23
  • Nursing Stoles for nursing students … $23
  • Cords … $12
  • Tassels … Free

Contact Information

Faculty Advisor

Timothy Adamson
Black Hawk Hall 104
319-296-2329 ext.1449
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Regular Hours — Summer 2024

May 13 – July 26, 2024
Monday–Thursday 7:30am–3:00pm
Friday 7:30am–12:00pm

If campus is closed, the Brock Student Center is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See scheduled college closings.

Regular Hours — Fall 2024

July 29 – December 20, 2024
Monday–Thursday 7:30am–4:30pm
Friday 7:30am–3:30pm
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