Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
The Belmont College chapter of this National Academic Honor Society, named Beta
Theta Mu, is open (by invitation) to students who have achieved a 3.75 cumulative
GPA (or higher) after having earned 20 credit hours of associate degree coursework
at Belmont College. Practical Nursing certificate program students are also eligible for
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges.
Since its founding in 1918, the purpose of PTK has been to recognize and encourage
scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, the
society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for
the intellectual exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship among scholars,
and for stimulation of interest in continuous academic excellence.
Members are recognized internationally for their academic achievements, as well
as at the Belmont College graduation ceremony by the wearing of honors regalia.
Membership provides opportunities for scholarships for those students wanting to
transfer to a four-year college or university.