Special Opportunities for Students

Phi Theta Kappa and Student Ambassadors

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international Honor Society of two-year colleges. PTK was founded on four hallmarks: Fellowship, Service, Scholarship and Leadership. All PTK members have a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or higher and completed at least 12 credits for their chapter's school. Invitations for membership are sent at the beginning of every semester.  Carroll Community College's chapter of PTK is named Alpha Psi Psi.

Time Commitment

You determine your level of involvement in PTK. PTK only requires you to complete the membership application, pay $60 for dues, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Once you've done that, you are eligible to take part in any benefits PTK provides.


Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships! Over 36 million dollars are awarded in scholarship money to PTK students each year. Over 600 colleges offer specific Phi Theta Kappa scholarships and application fee waivers. Being a member of PTK also offers opportunities to network and attend national and regional conferences.

More Information

You can visit the national Web site, www.ptk.org, or contact the Alpha Psi Psi chapter advisor Judy Samuels located in the Admissions Office in A-101.

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador (SA) program is a student tour guide and hospitality program. SA's conduct individual and group tours during any promotional college event including open houses and information sessions. Student representation is crucial to prospective students, consequently the Admissions Office provides mandatory training.


You must have a very positive attitude and be willing to adhere to tour requirements as outlined by the Admissions Office. You are required to remain in good academic standing as defined by Carroll.

Time Commitment

Most events require a one-and-a-half to two-hour time commitment. Events requiring a longer time commitment and training offer additional incentives.


SA's are required to attend training and information sessions. You must receive training certification to remain active in the ambassador program. Certificates are provided upon completion of training. 


The SA program is an approved student activity for Leadership Challenge students. SA's  receive letters of recommendation upon request for graduation/transfer. Being an SA looks great in your portfolio when applying for jobs or transfer. SA's who actively volunteer also receive incentive gifts on a sliding scale, which are determined by volunteer hours. The more time volunteered, the better the incentives! 

If you are interested in being a Student Ambassador, contact advisor Judy Samuels located in the Admissions Office A-101.

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