PTK “Honors in Action”

PTK VidButler County Community College is the Commonwealth’s No. 1 community college two-times running for a host of reasons.

Today, I would like to focus on one – our Rho Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society.

Rho Phi has been in existence at the College since 1968. It recognized our students of excellence – those who have earned a 3.5 grade point average and are active campus and community members.

A five-star ranking is the highest honor in which a Phi Theta Kappa chapter can earn. Last year, the College moved to a five-start chapter. Recognition at this level focuses on service and excelling in what is called an “Honors in Action” project – which is set by the international office.

This year’s Rho Phi Chapter has connected its project to our larger strategic plan that is addressing the opiate epidemic and stigma surrounding it. The College’s Tracy Hack is leading our opiate initiative with an active advisory team.

Rho Phi President Chris Slay coordinated five students to speak in the video about either their personal struggles or of someone close to them.

Enjoy the video. I am certain you will be moved, just like me.

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