Phi Theta Kappa

International Honor Society of the Two-Year College

Alpha Upsilon Kappa Chapter
Grand Rapids Community College |
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Criteria of Membership

To join, you must have:

  • A 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • Have earned 12 credits at Grand Rapids Community College
  • Current GRCC student
  • Pay the $75 Lifetime membership fee

Benefits of Membership

The Visible Benefits:

  • You receive the Golden Key membership pin.
  • You receive the official, gold-embossed certificate and a wallet size membership identification card. You can use these for instant verification.
  • You receive the Phi Theta Kappa transcript stamp which provides permanent certification of membership and serves as a lifetime endorsement of your academic achievements.
  • You get the Official Seal on your community college diploma.
  • You get the privilege to wear the golden monogrammed Honors Stole at commencement. (There is an extra cost for these items.)

Show Me the Money!!!

The scholarship opportunities are endless. More than 440 Senior Institutions in the United States offer over 32 million dollars in scholarships to transferring Phi Theta Kappa Members.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

  • Leaders Of Promise
  • Guistwhite Scholarship
  • The Nota Bene Scholarship
  • and more ...

Affiliated Scholarships

  • Coca-Cola Scholarship
  • All-USA Scholarships
  • National Dean's List
  • and more ...

These are examples of scholarships available. Locally, Grand Valley, Aquinas, Western Michigan, Ferris State, Oakland University and Michigan State all offer competitive scholarships to active Phi Theta Kappa members. Did you ever think "Gee, I would like to go out-of-state to school but it cost too much?" Change that thought! Many four-year institutions in other states waive residency, offer full-rides, or at least large awards for high-GPA Phi Theta Kappa students.

If you have any questions about the honor society or about our chapter, Alpha Upsilon Kappa, please feel free to contact the Student Life at (616) 234-4160 or

Virtual Sessions

Date Time Topic Zoom Link
9/9/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. PTK at GRCC
9/23/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Scholarships & Building Strong Applications
10/7/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Being a successful virtual student
10/21/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Library Resources- did you know?
11/4/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Transfer Planning Tips & Tricks
11/18/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Career Planning & Decision Making
12/2/2020 12:30-1:30 p.m. Being a Leader