Phi Alpha Theta was organized at Drury University on Dec 11, 1948. Since that time, Phi Alpha Theta has grown to more than 820 chapters in fifty states. It is the largest, in number of chapters, of the accredited honor societies holding membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. The total number of initiates, since its organization in 1921, is more than 260,000.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publications, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of History together both intellectually and socially, and it encourages and assists, in a variety of ways, historical research and publication by its members.
Requirements for Membership:
A key requirement is a vital interest in History; however, you do not have to be either a History major or minor to join.
Undergraduate students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of History with a 3.1 grade point average in those courses and an overall 3.0 in all other course work.
Graduate students must have completed of their degree requirements with a 3.5 or above grade point average.
The initial cost is $45.00. Of this, $40.00 goes to the National Office to cover a one year subscription to The Historian, FAQ's journal, and individual membership credentials. The remaining $5.00 goes to the Chapter.
Renewal of The Historian subscriptions are handled by the National Office. However, whether you renew or not, you will always be a member of Phi Alpha Theta.
Additional information can be obtained from:
Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor of History