PTK inducts new members

Last Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Phi Theta Kappa inducted 139 new members, including those who joined during summer quarter. Students in Phi Theta Kappa represent almost every area of study at the college.

Fall quarter is a good point of the academic year to evaluate study habits, successes and to address academic goals.

This Phi Theta Kappa represents students who qualified for the Honor Society due to their dedication as a student.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society guarantees access to benefits that recognize outstanding academic accomplishments and provide a competitive edge for students.

In addition to hosting an induction ceremony, the Phi Theta Kappa congratulates members by distributing Phi Theta Kappa gold key membership pins, certificates and ID cards, the placement of the Phi Theta Kappa seal on college diplomas, transcript representation, commencement regalia to be worn at college graduation and other official ceremonies and inclusion in a press release to showcase Phi Theta Kappa academic achievement.

There are also some free benefits for Phi Theta Kappa members. This includes enrollment to the competitive college-planning tool on and access to the professional development planner on Five Star Competitive Edge.

The Phi Theta Kappa honors students for their academic achievements.

It provides leadership and service opportunities. “We want more students to be involved and recognize the impact that Phi Theta Kappa can have on our community,” said Katherine Oleson, the communication studies faculty and chair, as well as the Advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at BC.

The honors study topic “The Culture of Competition,” as well as upcoming activities will be discussed in two member meetings this month on Nov.14 at 2:30 p.m., and on Nov. 29 at 11:30 a.m., both in C-225.

Coming up is a tree-planting event on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Log Cabin Creek Park. For information regarding Phi Theta Kappa eligibility, visit the webpage at