The Alpha Rho Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Bossier Parish Community College has once again been designated a REACH Chapter.
The designation is part of Phi Theta Kappa’s REACH Rewards program, which celebrates chapters who excel in membership development. REACH focuses on Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors.
“It is exciting to see our membership continue to grow in light of all of the challenges students have faced over the last year, and I am delighted to be able to offer this symbol of recognition to our most deserving students,” said Michelle Triplet, BPCC’s Alpha Rho Phi Chapter Advisor.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is recognizing 464 chapters for their efforts to bring life-changing benefits and opportunities of PTK membership to even more students on their campuses in 2021.
“As the pandemic lingered in 2021, celebrating student success became more important than ever,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “PTK membership creates higher self-efficacy, fosters a sense of belonging, and provides a supportive community for learning and self-expression. Our work leads to increased student engagement which is what causes higher rates of student success. I am so proud of our Reach Chapters—they worked exceptionally hard to create spaces where students could connect and support one another—even amid a global pandemic.”
REACH Chapters receive a certain number of free graduation stoles as a reward for maintaining or increasing their membership acceptance rate to 15 percent or higher during the calendar year.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and community colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Learn more at ptk.org.