The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Merritt College was charted in April 1999, 25 years ago! Since that time more than 1,062 students (including advisors, administrators and staff) have accepted membership into this prestigious organization. Phi Theta Kappa’s hallmarks are Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. Its mission is to recognize students for their outstanding academic achievements and to provide opportunities for service and leadership in their communities and around the globe. Students who accept the invitation to membership receive access to scholarships and other benefits not open to other students in the two-year college. A permanent notation of membership is printed on each student’s college transcript. This notation is recognized by institutions of higher learning throughout the world. For more information about membership email: or go to the official Phi Theta Kappa website:

The Beta Theta Lambda Chapter at Merritt College is a Five Star Chapter and in the 100 top chapters for 2023 internationally, the Nevada California Region is a Five Star Region, and the Nevada California Regional Alumni Association is a Five Star Alumni Association and the Most Distinguished Alumni Association internationally for 2023! You can join all of us until May 31, 2024. What are YOU waiting for?

A.S.M.C. Constitution

MC PTK Constitution

Social Media Policy

Five-Star-Chapter Plan


CALENDAR Summer 2024

ALL Chapter events using Meeting I.D. unless otherwise posted.

Meeting ID: 945 792 5563 No Passcode

Virtual Induction Ceremony – Friday, May 3, 2024 12 – 1:30 PM

Meeting – Agenda 5/14/2024

PTK Officer Candidate Form May 14, 2024

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Membership Criteria for Beta Theta Lambda

ALL- USA Scholarship Information Fall 2024 (TBA)

Scholarships Spring 2023 video pptx

Golden Opportunity Scholarship (GOS)

Peralta Colleges Foundation

Phi Theta Kappa ScholarshipsOpen Year-Round 

Organization: Beta Theta Lambda Chapter Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society Meetings Meetings: Spring 2024: Tuesdays 10 AM – 12 PM bimonthly Via Zoom (See calendar for dates.)

Merritt College puts students first. Through our rich educational programs, we foster a culture of equity and inclusion that empowers students to achieve their greatest potential and make meaningful contributions to their respective communities and our global society.