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 Good As Gold

 

So, you want to join the

Alpha Phi Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa...

what next?

 

It's great to hear that you are interested in becoming a member of Phi Theta Kappa. There are many benefits in membership, even more in active participation.

In order to become eligible for invitation into the Alpha Phi Gamma Chapter, there are three criteria.

•           Completion of at least 12 transferable units at Victor Valley College

•           Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5

•           Current registration at Victor Valley College at the time of invitation

If you meet these criteria, an emailed invitation will be sent to you with with details about our chapter and the process of becoming a new member. Within a week of that email, Phi Theta Kappa International will send you a link and a personal passcode with which you will be able to apply online and pay your membership dues. This email will be sent out after the current semester grades have been submitted.

Our organization is based on four cornerstones, Leadership, Fellowship, Service and Scholarship (academics). Membership in Phi Theta Kappa gives you exclusive access to over $37,000,000 in scholarships as well as access to CollegeFish.org. CollegeFish.org is a website that matches you to transfer opportunities that meet your needs. In addition, you will have access the Phi Theta Kappa’s Five Star Competitive Edge program which helps to build an online digital portfolio as well as to help you enhance your leadership skills.

The Alpha Phi Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa has two options for membership.  Standard Membership is simply membership with no implied active involvement.  This entitles you to receive a certificate of membership, a membership identification card and a membership pin.  Additionally, all official transcripts will be marked accordingly as well as any degrees that you receive from VVC for the duration of your membership.

As an enhanced member, you will receive everything above as well as additional opportunities to be involved on a deeper level.  Participation in the events, projects, research, and leadership portions of the society are where you gain experience that cannot be had as a standard member.  Active participation is always encouraged.  There are no additional fees to become an enhanced member.

Another valuable benefit is that of priority registration.  Once you become a member in good standing, you are eligible for Block2B registration.  Members who choose to become an enhanced member are eligible to become officers.  They can request personalized letters of recommendation with information about their participation and leadership. 

If you are interested, we will be having a meeting next Thursday at 5:30pm.   For updates about scholarships and chapter activities, visit our facebook page at www.facebook.com/apgptk and 'like' us. We would love to have you!

Membership is lifetime and carries a fee of $85.00 providing you maintain your eligibility.

Please feel free to contact Chapter President, Jessica Leseman at jessica_austin_leseman@yahoo.com for further information.