Student Handbook
Bldg. S, Room S201

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for students in two-year colleges. The society honors and encourages academic excellence and high character among community college students.

PTK Crest

Phi Theta Kappa Crest

The Alpha Delta Pi Chapter of Brookhaven College provides opportunity to develop leadership and service, fosters an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas or ideals, promotes lively fellowship among scholars, and stimulates interest in the continuation of academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa members are attractive candidates for many scholarships from prestigious universities around the United States. A great many scholarships are specifically designated for Phi Theta Kappa members, and members are included in Phi Theta Kappa’s transfer database, given to recruiters at senior institutions.

Soon after joining, a membership certificate, an identification card and a membership pin are mailed to new members directly from the organization’s headquarters. Phi Theta Kappans receive informative publications, are automatically included on the National Dean’s List, and have the privilege of wearing the society’s stole and tassel at graduation.

We realize that students have many other responsibilities to fulfill; nevertheless, we welcome them to participate at whatever level they can. We encourage all members and prospective members to meet with us and to participate in activities that promote our chapter’s goals. While member meetings are usually scheduled twice a month, two informative orientation meetings for new members and an induction ceremony are scheduled around the middle of each semester.

Food Pantry

Phi Theta Kappa Greek Logo

Phi Theta Kappa Greek Logo

PTK now operates an on-campus food pantry to help students in need. All food for the pantry is provided through donations and PTK fundraising efforts. Sheri Van Court, ESOL professor and PTK advisor, helps run the pantry.

Assistance is confidential and open to Brookhaven College students and employees in need. If you need assistance or would like to donate, contact Sheri at


Phi Theta Kappa Seal

Phi Theta Kappa Seal

To be eligible to join PTK, a student must:

  1. have already completed at least 12 hours of college or university credit courses, here at Brookhaven College, or within the Dallas County Community College District,
  2. have a GPA of at least 3.5,
  3. be willing to pay the one-time membership fee (currently $50), and
  4. be enrolled in at least one credit course at Brookhaven College on the day the application is received. This means the course must have already begun, but must not have ended.

If you meet these qualifications, we hope that you will consider membership in the Alpha Delta Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society – a likely way to enhance your prospects for academic and social success.

Application Process

Phi Theta Kappa Key

Phi Theta Kappa Key

In order to become a member, please, complete the application form and bring it along with your payment to any Alpha Delta Pi meeting. You can mail your application and check or money order to the following address:

Phi Theta Kappa
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX 75244-4997

Along with your completed application, you must include the lifetime membership dues of $50 by check or money order. Make your check payable to Brookhaven College, and be sure to include the date of birth and driver license number of the person who signed the check.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 972-860-7444, mailbox 9234. We look forward to hearing from you!