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This page will be used for general Phi Theta Kappa news, regional news from the Regional Coordinator & Regional Officers, and news or invitations from chapters within the region that would like to post either an announcement or news story.  If anyone would like an announcement or news added to this page, please send an e-mail to the regional coordinator, John Sharpe, at

2018 Carolinas Regional Convention

The 2018 Carolinas Regional Convention will be held over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018 at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We have some great events, speakers, entertainment, and training opportunities lined up to make this another very special convention. The convention will include educational seminars, Carolinas Region Hallmark awards, chapter roll calls, election of regional officers, an alumni induction ceremony, merchandise mart, great speakers, entertainment, and much, much, more! Registration and hotel reservation information is listed below, and links to the convention registration and merchandise mart form are included below this message.

A copy of the agenda for the weekend and additional information and directions will be sent out and posted closer to the convention dates.


$85.00 (regular registration per person due on or before February 9, 2018) includes Saturday Night Awards Banquet & T-Shirt
$100.00 (late registration per person after February 9, 2018 and due on or before February 23, 2018 – No Registrations accepted after February 23rd) includes Saturday Night Awards Banquet & T-Shirt
$40.00 (per guest) additional guest dinners for Awards Banquet
NOTE: No registrations will be accepted after February 23rd and fees must accompany registrations

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

10000 Beach Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Local Hotel Phone Number: (843) 449-5000
Toll Free Reservation Number: 1-800-876-0010

Room Rates

King or Double Room
- $105.00 per night (single/double occupancy) plus resort fee and tax, $115.00 per night (triple occupancy) plus resort fee and tax, $125.00 per night (quad occupancy) plus resort fee and tax

Reservations can be made by calling the toll free reservation line at 800-876-0010 and providing the group code (PHI) or online at and entering the group code (PHI) to receive the group rates. Reservations must be made before February 6, 2018 to receive these rates. After the cut-off date rooms will be released from the Group’s room block and reservations will only be accepted at the prevailing room rate, subject to availability.
If you would like more information about the hotel you can access their website at:
Hitlon Myrtle Beach Resort

2018 Carolinas Regional Convention Registration Form (PDF)

2018 Carolinas Regional Convention Merchandise Mart Form (PDF)

2018 Carolinas Region Leadership Opportunities - Running for Regional Office

Are you looking for a wonderful leadership opportunity and a great way to expand your Phi Theta Kappa experience?

We will be electing new regional officers at the 2018 Carolinas Regional Convention over the weekend of March 9-11, 2018. If you are interested in this great opportunity make sure your chapter sends an Intent to Run form and that you send in your bio by the stated deadline of February 9, 2018 (no late entries will be accepted).

Below are links to documents, which include officer’s candidate guidelines with information on campaigning for office as well as requirements, qualifications, general officer duties, intent to run form, regional officer honor code, and Honors Topic speech information and rubrics. Some of the benefits of being a regional officer include: region pays for registration and room at all regional events, region pays for registration (early bird registration amount) to the following year's Phi Theta Kappa Annual Convention, and most of all, a great chance to develop your leadership skills. In return, officers are expected to attend all regional events and help with planning and implementing the programs - there is also opportunity for additional travel throughout the region, but it is not a requirement to be an officer.

This type of background also looks good on resumes and college scholarship applications and it is actually less time-consuming to be a regional officer than being a chapter officer. Please contact John Sharpe via e-mail at if you have any questions about running for office.

Thanks to all of you who make the Carolinas such a great region!

2018 Carolinas Region Officer Candidate Guidelines

2018 Carolinas Region Officer Candidate Qualifications

2018 Carolinas Region Officer General Duties

2018 Carolinas Region Officer Specific Duties

2018 Carolinas Region Officer Candidate Intent to Run Form

2018 Carolinas Region Officer Candidate Honors Topic Speech Guidelines and Rubric

Honor Code for Regional Officers

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