Rowan College at Gloucester County

Phi Theta Kappa

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the official community college honor society with over 90 years of dedication to recognizing academic excellence. 

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides scholarships for continued studies as well as opportunities to develop such critical leadership skills as problem planning, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution. Learn more about Phi Theta Kappa.

Rowan College at Gloucester County hosts the Alpha Psi Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa.   

Weekly Meetings

Meetings are every Thursday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm in IC 433 during the Fall semester. Prospective members are encouraged to attend.

Membership Benefits


  • Associate, Bachelor's and Master's Scholarships to help you complete your degree
  • Access to more than $37 million in transfer scholarships
  • Experiences to make you more competitive for non-PTK scholarships

Job skills

  • Letters of recommendation
  • Online courses to build skills employers want
  • Leadership experience for your resume


  • Membership pin and certificate
  • Opportunity to wear the Phi Theta Kappa honors regalia at commencement
  • Diploma seal
  • Notation of membership on your transcript

To be eligible for membership:

  • You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
  • You must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree (part-time students may be eligible).
  • You must have a grade point average of 3.5.
  • You must receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled.
  • You must adhere to the moral standards of the society.

Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is offered to eligible students by invitation. 


John Ortiz
New Jersey Associate Regional Coordinator

Shawn J. Rutter, PTK Advisor​​​

Phi Theta Kappa Elections are held in May of each year. Students interested in petitioning for elections in the Spring are advised to become active in the Honor Society and meet with the current Officer Team and Advisors to learning about the responsibilities of each position. 

Please see the Officer Roles and Descriptions for all open positions.