Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa


The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.


In order for a Del Mar student to become a member of the Gamma Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the student must have completed 6 credit hours, and have a GPA of 3.5 (must maintain a 3.0 once a member.) Eligible students should receive an invitation for membership on their Del Mar email account. Once you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa we encourage you to take part in our monthly meetings!


We reward our active members with a point system! With the point system we have in place you can earn points to get Regalia when you graduate from Del Mar. You can also earn points to get cool Phi Theta Kappa gear!


(Updated on April 18, 2015)

All members of Omega Sigma are eligible to participate as either standard members or enhanced members. Below are the requirements for both kinds of membership.

Standard Membership

Standard members are those members who have fulfilled the basic requirements for membership in Phi Theta Kappa and have paid their membership dues. These members may or may not choose to become active members in the chapter. Active membership means that members participate in projects, attend meetings, help with fundraisers for the chapter, and/or attend events that interest them and that fit into their schedules. All new inductees are considered standard members at the time of their induction.

Enhanced Membership

Enhanced membership is available to all members who have fulfilled the basic requirements for membership in Phi Theta Kappa and who have paid their membership dues. This type of membership is for members who decide to participate actively in the chapter. Below you will find the list of incentives/rewards and the Five Star Enhanced Membership Program.

Points Project/Activity
5 Wear a PTK and/or Gamma Sigma shirt or pin at a Gamma sigma event
10 Put up flyers (approved by Student Leadership and Campus Life) or information about a Gamma Sigma event around campus
10 Complete College Project Profile at
10 Completing a level of Competitive Edge
20 Attend an SGA meeting on behalf of Phi Theta Kappa Gamma Sigma and report to PTK Officer (You must sign in as Phi Theta Kappa.)
20 Attend an Gamma Sigma activity
25 Attend a Gamma Sigma membership meeting or special called meeting
30 Volunteer at an Gamma Sigma event
30 Serve as a committee member and actively participate (must contact committee chair weekly)
40 Serve as a committee chair

NOTE: Any activities not listed here may be awarded points at the discretion of Gamma Sigma's officer or advisor team.

One Star level: 50 points Enhanced member Certificate
Two Star level: 100 Points PTK T-Shirt
Three Star level: 150 Points Recognition Item
Four Star level: 200 Points Honor Cord, Stole and Tassel OR PTK Polo Shirt
Five Star level: 250 Points Partial sponsorship to PTK Texas Regional Convention

NOTE: *Points are valid from February 1st to January 31st the following year. **Attendance at PTK international conference is 100 points.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact any of the Gamma Sigma officers or advisors by emailing

All members, both standard and enhanced, are eligible to wear the Phi Theta Kappa tassel and stole when they graduate. However, enhanced members that reach the Four Star Enhanced Member Level are given their tassel and stole OR honor cord by the chapter to thank them for their participation during the year. Enhanced members are also invited to the Enhanced Members special recognition event at the end of the year and given a certificate by the chapter to show Gamma Sigma's appreciation for all of their hard work.

Whether you choose to become a standard or enhanced member, we are proud to welcome you to the Gamma Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa!

Page last updated September 18, 2023.

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