Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that promotes academic excellence. Members are eligible to compete for scholarships, to participate in regional, national, and international meetings and institutes, and to attend workshops on leadership and scholarship. Phi Theta Kappa strives to create an intellectual climate that fosters academic excellence, protects academic integrity, and develops leadership. Each fall and spring semester invitation to membership is extended by the chapter to students who have completed a minimum of 18 credit hours at UA-PTC that are clearly applicable to an associate degree with an minimum 3.50 cumulative grade-point average. The minimum 18 credit hours must include at least three credit hours of general education courses applicable to the associate degree being pursued.