Contributor: Vickie Weeks
Starting in August '17, PTK/Honors began to aggressively recruit students for PTK membership. New Honors students received information about the benefits of PTK during their Honors orientation sessions and via Canvas. Additionally, non-Honors students and continuing Honors students were targeted for recruitment through newsletters, classroom visits, tabling, personal contact, and during the All-USA and Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship information sessions. We also had some classes visit the Honors/PTK department where we discussed in concrete terms the benefits of PTK involvement and membership. As a result, we were able to almost double the amount of EMCC students who signed up for PTK membership in the fall August 1 - October 10 timeframe in 2017 (N=32) compared to the same time period during 2016 (N=17) and almost matching the entire fall semester new membership for 2016 (N=37) in half the time. A chi square goodness of fit test revealed a significant increase in the frequencies of new PTK members from fall '16 (N=17) to fall '17 (N=32) for the timeframe stated, X2(N=49)=4.592, p<.05.