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Get to know GRCC’s Phi Theta Kappa on Tuesday at meet and greet event

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GRCC’s Phi Theta Kappa officer team during this year's leadership conference in August in Lelenau, Michigan. Photo courtesy of PTK.

By Jordan Wilmot

Phi Theta Kappa, a two-year honors society that students across the globe from a multitude of countries belong to, is growing at Grand Rapids Community College.

One of their larger events is right around the corner. The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) meet and greet is an open house style event this year, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Student Center room 234 (multi-purpose room).

Phillip Kamp, a civil engineering major from Grand Rapids who is also an officer in PTK, outlined the PTK’s meet and greet.

“At the event we’re gonna have some good food… through campus catering… caramel apple making, chips and salsa, buffalo dip, spinach dip, a dessert bar and apple cider,” Kamp said.

GRCC’s Campus Activities Board (CAB), is working in collaboration with the honor society in hosting this event allowing for a larger budget.

Students who attend the meet and greet will get a chance to keep in touch with PTK members with the help of their card swiper.

“(Using) one of the swiper machines… we can send (students) an email, and then we’ll have paperwork and brochures” Kamp said.

For students that are looking to join Phi Theta Kappa, it is important to note that a 3.3 GPA while taking at least 11 credits is required in order to be considered for acceptance into the group. If these requirements are met, a student would be exposed to a multitude of scholarship opportunities that are only available to those who are members of Phi Theta Kappa.

“If you want to be involved, it’s a really fun community for active members,” Kamp said.

More than 200 students are currently active members of GRCC’s Phi Theta Kappa.