TAE was founded in 1949.
Since then it has maintained its reputation as the most respected and honored club on campus.
In the 1960's Phi Theta Kappa was formed. This is the national two year college version of the prestigious four year Phi Beta Kappa. Since Valley College already had its own Honors Society PTK and TAE came to an agreement to join together on the campus.
Therefore, the acting president of TAE is also acting president of PTK for Valley College. Even though the memberships overlap in certain areas, they are regarded separately.
The TAE requirements are $10.00 per semester, a 3.3 GPA or higher, at least 12 transferable units completed at LAVC and 10 service points. PTK on Valley's campus has only two major requirements; 3.5 GPA or higher and $150.00 life time dues. Membership for PTK is on an invitation only basis.
Both clubs are notations that go on transcripts separately.
click to view: 2022-TAE-Constitution