Our Purpose and Mission

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Phi Theta Kappa's mission is two-fold:

  1. Recognize and encourage academic achievement of two-year college students and;
  2. Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. 

Opportunities for individual growth and development

  • Exclusive Workshops and Seminars focused on topics such as: transfer process, writing college essays for transfer and scholarship applications, public speaking, conducting academic research, emotional intelligence, and many others.
  • Trips to Four-Year Institutions such as Yale University, Columbia University, New York University (NYU), Harvard University, and the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • Fellowship Activities such as Karaoke Nights, Volleyball Games, Movie Nights, and many others. (we might be nerdy, but we like to have fun!)
  • Community Service we believe that "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others". We organize community service activities on weekdays, weekends, during the day and at night to allow all of our members to participate despite their busy schedules. 

Check out our calendar to see which events are coming up and sign up by emailing ptk@bergen.edu. Our events are open to everyone, so feel free to invite fellow students, friends, and family!

Many aspects of my character improved, including my communication skills, my professionalism, and my passion for helping others succeed, and most importantly, my comedy chops. It all began with an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
— Jonathan Silva, Phi Theta Kappa alumnus

The Alpha Epsilon Phi Chapter | What We've Achieved

2015 International Awards 

  • Distinguished Honors In Action Project
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • Distinguished Member Award - Samuel Desind
  • Distinguished Region - Middle States Region
  • Paragon Award for New Advisor


2015 Regional Awards

  • The Regional Coordinator Award - B. Kaye Walter, Ph.D.
  • Distinguished Chapter
  • Distinguished Officer Team
  • Gold Chapter
  • Five Star Chapter
  • Distinguished Honors In Action Project
  • Distinguished Honors In Action Theme
  • Distinguished Member - Samuel Desind
  • Middle States Hall of Honors, Officers - Rhonda Richardsen, Kelsey Deeg
  • Middle States Hall of Honors, Members - Samuel Desind
  • Paragon Award for New Advisor

2015 Distinguished Scholars from Bergen Community College

  • Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship - $120,000
    • Natasha Piñeiros (one of 90 recipients nationally)
    • Mariia Alibekova (one of 90 recipients nationally)
  • All - USA Community College Academic Team - $5,000
    • Rhonda Richarden (one of 20 recipients nationally)
  • The New Century Scholar - $2,000
    • Rhonda Richardsen (one of 50 recipients nationally)
  • All - New Jersey Academic Team
    • Jonathan Silva (one of 38 recipients in the State)
    • Rhonda Richardsen (one of 38 recipients in the State)
  • Regional Alumni Scholar - $1,000
    • Mariia Alibekova (Only recipient in the Middle States Region)
  • Boston University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $40,000
    • Joan Connelly (one of 5 recipients nationally)
  • Rutgers University Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - $16,000
    • Michael Nehring (one of 50 recipients nationally)
    • Natasha Piñeiros (one of 50 recipients nationally)