Chi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

International Honor Society at MCC

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  • General PTK Information and Getting Started

    What is PTK?

    • Scholarship: official honors society of two-year colleges; financial scholarship opportunities
    • Leadership: on-campus projects, resume builders
    • Service projects: events such as food drive, adopt-a-highway
    • Fellowship: events such as game night, bowling
    • All MCC students are encouraged to participate in all events!
  • Why become a member of Phi Theta Kappa's Chi Upsilon Chapter at MCC?

    Benefits of Participation

    Benefits of participation for all MCC students include:

    • Leadership experience
    • Community service opportunities
    • Fellowship with other students
    • Professional development
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Active members and officers also have opportunities for travel to regional and international conferences

    International Society Member Benefits

    All society members enjoy:

    • Eligibility for scholarships offered by PTK headquarters, four-year colleges, and universities
    • PTK stole and recognition at graduation
    • Transcript designation upon graduation (with 3.5 cumulative GPA)
    • Certificate and gold pin
    • Resume reference
    • Access to PTK online personal and professional development courses
    • Opportunities for publication
    • Access to Better Help mental health support
    • Discounts on travel and electronics

    Active members of the society enjoy:

    • Eligibility for chapter officer positions
    • Eligibility for regional and international awards
  • Am I eligible to become a member?

    To be eligible for membership in the international society of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must:

    • Have accumulated 12 hours of college credits in community college courses
    • Have established a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
    • Be currently enrolled in a credit course

    Contact the advisors for an application and if you have any questions. There is a one-time fee of $80 to join. All MCC students are encouraged to participate in chapter events, even if they do not meet these criteria.

  • What if I'm not eligible to become a member yet?

    All MCC students are encouraged to participate in any chapter event, meeting, or activity. Any activity is appropriate to highlight on college applications, scholarship applications, or in job interviews. No minimum level of participation is required. Attend any event to get started!

    Additional benefits are available for students who meet the criteria for membership in PTK’s international society.

  • Accepting International Society Membership

    Invitation: If you are eligible for society membership, you should receive an invitation through MCC student email and U.S. mail at the street address on file with the college. Didn’t get your email or letter? Contact the advisors.

    Dues: There is a one-time fee for international, state, and chapter dues of $80. This single payment provides a lifetime membership. There are no further required fees. A limited number of member dues scholarships are available for students who cannot afford this fee. Contact advisors for information.

    Accepting membership online: After receiving your invitation, visit the PTK site, enter your email address, confirm your personal information, and pay your fee online. No other application forms or paperwork are required for your membership.

  • How do I participate?

    Attend meetings on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m. Check room numbers in Canvas or the Flush

    Stay informed by joining our Canvas course

    1. Log in to Canvas
    2. Access “ΦΘΚ - Chi Upsilon Chapter” in your courses
    3. Add Phi Theta Kappa to your Canvas calendar
    4. Check Modules for a sign-up page, meeting minutes, project updates, and more!

Who We Are

group photo of PTK members

Chi Upsilon was named the Most Distinguished Chapter in the Illinois region in 2022 and earned several awards.

How We Serve

See Our Past Projects

Chi Upsilon students participated in the Feed My Starving Children program

Chi Upsilon students participated in the Feed My Starving Children program in April 2023. 

Phi Theta Kappa students visiting a park

Chapter officers and alumni visited several parks in McHenry County as research for the 2023 Honors in Action Project.