Updated: Apr 11
By: Bessan Abdel-Aziz—
On Monday, February 28, Passaic County Community College hosted a virtual orientation, welcoming new members to the Phi Theta Kappa’s Honor Society. PTK Secretary Delia Casamenti and Provisional Membership Coordinator Lija Rahman recognized and encouraged the academic achievements of two-year college students.
PTK presented multiple opportunities and benefits to their new members for joining their society. This honor society guarantees opportunities and experiences such as scholarship advancements, leadership skills, service works, and fellowships.
There are certain requirements to become a full member of PTK. Of course, you must be enrolled as a full-time student, hold moral standards, and obtain a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. A benefit of PTK is if you are lacking one of the requirements, Rahman will work with you to get you in the program.
Casamenti and Rahman have made it clear that they would like as many people as possible to join and succeed. If you put in the work and show dedication, there should be no reason for you not to join.
PTK is a demanding and time-consuming organization. The Honor Society encourages members to balance studying and work, as well as taking part in multiple projects. Members are encouraged to get involved and be active in their community.
Letters of recommendation are easy to obtain in the program for future scholarships or employment. For you to receive one, PTK must know who you are. You cannot be a ghost member and expect one, you must be present.
They have written excellent letters of recommendation for past and current members and will have no problem writing one for you. Casamenti has earned over $2,000 in scholarships because of the recommendation letter she received. Casamenti is an active member and takes part in all events.
PTK celebrates and promotes academic excellence. They strongly endorse the concept of community service to the college and the community as a scholarly responsibility. Overall, society focuses on working together as a team and encourages unity.