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6 Tips for Membership Recruitment Success

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1. Consider every student to be a prospective Phi Theta Kappa member and every staff and faculty member to be a potential supporter. Recruitment is a year-long effort. Stay involved in campus activities and wear your PTK gear to stand out as you participate in honors, service, and leadership activities.

2. Diversify your communication methods. Send a personal “pre-invitation” to prospective students to let them know an official invitation is coming from PTK Headquarters (email address: Encourage your college president and chapter officers to do the same.

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3. Headquarters staff host monthly, virtual info sessions about membership that they share with advisors by email. Share these emails and event links with your eligible students, giving them another resource to learn about membership and get their questions answered.

4. Provide college admission teams and counselors with Membership Recruitment cards, available here, to be shared with students on your campus or during recruiting events.

5. Provide virtual options for inductions, orientations, and chapter meetings. Offering virtual options to engage benefits your chapter and your students. You’ll see greater chapter engagement, and students will experience increased value from their engagement. Be creative! Never be afraid to hop on the latest trends to spread the word about membership.

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6. A few weeks before your chapter’s enrollment period ends, offer eligible students a discount on membership by waiving your chapter’s local fee. Speak with your Membership Services specialist for additional assistance.