Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) National Honor Society, Rho Beta Chapter at Harford Community College has achieved the prestigious Five-Star Level for the second consecutive year. Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of two-year colleges. There are 1,285 chapters worldwide.

Each year, PTK chapters are awarded stars that range from one to five based on their accomplishments during the year. There are five levels of engagement that progress from local, campus involvement to regional involvement to international involvement. In order to achieve the prestigious Five-Star status, chapters must complete all of the requirements of each level. Courtney Gurrera, Jennifer Jacobs, and Katie Lohinski, Harford’s PTK advisors, helped the chapter achieve this goal.

Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. In order to qualify for membership, students must earn at least 12 credits at Harford Community College and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50. PTK members are recognized at the College’s annual Commencement ceremony.

The Rho Beta chapter, which was founded in 1967, is Harford Community College’s oldest honor society.