Phi Theta Kappa is sending out 1,000 invitations to students through their TJC e-mail accounts to join their International Organization.

Students who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have at least 12 hours credit are eligible to join.

This time, the invitations will be sent through e-mail only. Students who receive this e-mail are invited to a formal dinner at 7 p.m. on April 1 in the Apache Rooms, where students will be inducted into Phi Theta Kappa.

“This year we are trying to go green and not use as much paper as we did in the past since last year there was a large amount of invitations returned because of incorrect addresses,” Delk said.

Gigi Delk, one of the Alpha Omicron Chapter advisors, is concerned that many students do not use their TJC mail accounts meaning they will never receive the invitations.

Attendance of the dinner is not required for membership. The invitation contains more information on how to buy induction dinner tickets for $10.

Students who become members pay a one-time membership fee of $80, which covers international, regional, and local fees as part of the online application process.

Students need to pay this fee before the end of the spring semester. Both male and female students are eligible to join.

As a member of the organization, academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin,a membership certificate and identification card will be mailed from the international office, notation of membership will be on diplomas, and transcripts, and members will have the privilege of wearing the Phi Theta Kappa honors stole at graduation.

Also, many four-year universities offer scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa members.

The TJC Phi Theta Kappa is in the top 15 chapters in Texas and top 100 internationally.

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