Virtual Engagement and Outreach
This year’s International Officer Team leveraged technology to reach more chapters, regions, and students than ever before. They participated in a total of 191 virtual events throughout 2020—more than any other team in the history of PTK. Virtual participation included 121 Regional events, 32 Chapter presentations, 24 Alumni and HQ events, and 14 webinars.
Competitive Edge 2.0
Phi Theta Kappa released a refresh of its flagship professional development program, Competitive Edge. The updated curriculum featured learning outcomes for workplace professionalism, relationship building, teamwork, communications skills, critical thinking, analytical skills, self-confidence, and self-awareness. We are grateful to bartleby® for their support of this program.
Chapters with Participation
2020-2021 Honors Study Topic
Phi Theta Kappa kicked off 2020 with a new Honors Study Topic, To the Seventh Generation: Inheritance and Legacy. This topic provides the framework for the intersection of intellectual curiosity, academic investigation, and service action. This year’s topic provided seven thought-provoking themes spanning many academic disciplines.
Theme 1: The Heirs of our Ways
Theme 2: Natural and Constructed Environments
Theme 3: Trade, Craftsmanship, and Industry
Theme 4: Expressions of Truth
Activity Guide for Chapter Leaders
Phi Theta Kappa released its first-ever instructional guide for chapter advisors. This step-by-step guide provides a roadmap for chapter advisors and is designed to enhance the member experience, while also serving as a resource for chapter leaders.
Run a digital-forward recruitment campaign
Highlight transfer opportunities at induction ceremonies
Promote virtual inclusion in your chapter
Write professional emails to faculty and staff
Lead an organized, intentional member meeting
Learn to listen purposefully
Identify academic sources
Being a five-star chapter signals that a chapter is providing opportunities for students to make the absolute most of their college experience by increasing faculty and peer engagement and providing robust co-curricular honors programs, leadership, and service activities. In 2020, PTK celebrated 465 five-star chapters, the largest number of five-star chapters in Society history.