Spring Term Membership
The membership period for Spring Term will open soon. We receive the list of eligible members during the second week of term and emails and letters will go out during the third week of term. At that time we will also post information on our web site about how to become a member, information about orientations, and more.
We are planning for the email to go out to new members during the second week of term after we get the list of those eligible. This means that you will know if you're eligible before financial aid refunds hit the Mountain Cards and you can then use that the following week to pay for your Membership.
Orientations will be held on May 3, May 6, and May 7. Click on the links in the left sidebar for more details. If you're unable to attend, you can download the Powerpoint (8.3 MB) or PDF (3.04 MB) versions to view on your own time.
Because it is also the last term before graduation, we will also be selling regalia for graduation. This includes the golden stole (seen at right), gold PTK tassel, golden key medallion, and honors cords (GPA 3.65+). Keep a lookout for details on how to purchase your items through the chapter, as we're able to save you quite a bit over ordering them online and paying the full shipping price. Buy ordering in bulk, we are able to save members $3.50-$7.50 per order in shipping costs.
Commit to Complete
It's that time of year again - time to commit (or re-commit) to your educational goals. Studies have shown that writing a commitment to your goals increases the chances of accomplishing that goal. Not only that, but those who sign the commitment cards and graduate have received special recognition at graduation for doing so.
Please come out during Welcome Week and sign a commitment card and the banner. We will be in the Main Mall area on Tuesday, September 24 from noon to 2 p.m. and Thursday, September 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Also encourage your friends and classmates to also sign the banner - you don't have to be a member of Rho Theta to sign. Our goal is to get at least 1,000 students on campus to fill out a commitment card and sign the banner. With your help we can meet that goal.
Rho Theta wins Regional Awards
At the recent Spring Regional Conference held in Corbett, Oregon, Rho Theta won the following awards:
- Regional Inspiration Award, Beth Sammons
- Most Distinguished Chapter Advisor, Beth Sammons
- Horizon Award, Beth Sammons
- Most Distinguished Chapter
- Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project
- Most Distinguished Issue – Honors in Action
- College Project Award of Merit
- Time Capsule Award
- Five Star Chapter
Our Public Relations Officer, Jenni, was also re-elected as the Northern District Executive for the region.
Rho Theta wins four International Awards plus Top 100 Chapter
Rho Theta recently returned from the Phi Theta Kappa International Convention in San Jose, California. There chapters from all over the world came together for fellowship, sharing ideas, attending workshops on a variety of topics, and more. As part of the convention, awards were given out to chapters, officers/members/advisors, regions, and more. Rho Theta was honored with three chapter awards - Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project, Most Distinguished Theme - Honors in Action - Theme One, and the Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Award. The Beta Alpha Award was given to only nine chapters - out of nearly 1,300 - and is awarded to those that receive the Distinguished Chapter Award for three or more years in a row. This was the chapter's third year to receive this award.
Our advisor Beth Sammons also received the Continued Excellence for Advisors Award.
In addition to the local awards, our region also won several awards during the convention, which all chapters in the region had a part in winning. The Rocky Mountain Cascade Region won the Distinguished Regional Officer Team Award and the Regional Milestone Award. Two regional officers - Justin and Mike - were also recognized individually with Distinguished Regional Officer Awards.
Check out College Fish and Competitive Edge
These are two services provided by Phi Theta Kappa to help you locate four year schools, scholarships, and to improve your professional skills. Both are free to all Phi Theta Kappa members.
College Fish lets you view schools, see what scholarships are available specifically for PTK members, and more. The system helps you to keep track of important milestones such as when you should visit campuses, narrow down your choices, etc. It also allows you to find what scholarships are available specifically for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Competitive Edge goes through a whole host of activities to help you to build your resume, put together essays that could be used on college and scholarship applications, and more. It's a great tool for professional development. Once you complete the five levels, this achievement will be added to the recommendation letter that you can get from Phi Theta Kappa.