Phi Theta Kappa is the international academic honor society for two-year colleges. ECC’s Alpha Iota Omega chapter of PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among Ellsworth students. The chapter provides opportunities for leadership development, service to others, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Potential members are invited to join and must meet chapter eligibility requirements; a one-time membership fee is required of all members. The induction of new members is conducted each fall and spring semester of each academic year. Current eligibility requirements include a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher and completion of 12 semester hours or more in a two-year program. Benefits include recognition as academic scholars during the graduation ceremony.