The Five Star Chapter Plan helps you put the mission of Phi Theta Kappa into action in your chapter and on your campus, and provides recognition for chapters that report their annual progress online by midnight January 25.
Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters will automatically update some items on the Five Star Plan checklist including inductions and Hallmark Awards participation.
Your chapter should have set a goal based on the level of your desired involvement in Society programs and reported your progress as you went along. All chapters have a default goal to be a One Star chapter, with the ability to update the goal at any point during the year.
Participation is optional, but many chapters are likely already doing the activities necessary to move up to the next level. Following the plan can result in your chapter being more active and engaged on campus and in your community in addition to receiving recognition for your progress.
Below are the requirements for each level of the plan, in brief:
· One Star — Recognizing Academic Excellence, Chapter Foundations
· Two Star — Organized Chapter Leadership and Getting Started with Honors in Action
· Three Star — Developing an Honors in Action Project and a College Project
· Four Star — Increased Presence on Campus and Increased Engagement in the Region
· Five Star — Further Involvement in the Region and in International Activities or Events
Activities that help you reach your Five Star goals, such as organizing member recruitment campaigns, can also bring you closer to REACH Rewards. This program recognizes chapters that achieve or exceed a 15 percent acceptance rate and rewards them with free graduation stoles. The first awards will be presented this spring.
For more information on the Five Star Chapter Plan, see the online Chapter Leaders’ Guide to Success. Other resources are also available, such as level requirements, college project ideas and the Five Star Plan poster.
Chapters recognized for Five Star Chapter Plan achievements will be recognized with certificates at spring regional meetings and at PTK Catalyst 2017. Every level of achievement is important.
In addition, chapters with the most outstanding chapter projects will be recognized at PTK Catalyst 2017 with Hallmark Awards. The deadline for submitting the Honors in Action Project and College Project Hallmark Awards applications is January 25 at 5 p.m. Central Time.
Be sure to update your chapter’s progress on the Five Star Plan online by January 25 and don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate your chapter’s achievements!