Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an honor society for undergraduate, graduate students, and professors in history. Currently there are over 860 local chapters and 350,000 members.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. Only 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors.
Graduate students should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Master's Degree in History, have a GPA of better than 3.5, and shall have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master's Degree.
2019 - 2020 Initiation Ceremony
James Union Building, Room 100
The Initiation Ceremony will be Thursday, November 14th at 5 p.m. in JUB, Room 100 with light refreshments. Our speaker will be Tiffany R. Peterson, PhD., Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, and History at Vanderbilt University.
2019-2020 Initiates, and Initiation Speaker, Dr. Tiffany R. Patterson.
- Lydia Harris
- Sherry Teal
- James Morton
- Christina Smith
- Catherine Latham
Field Trip to the Frist Museum
Regional conferences are held annually and national conferences are held biannually. The 2017 conference will be held April 1, 2017 at University of Tennessee, Martin.
These conferences are good places to meet other history students and exchange ideas. Students who are interested in presenting papers at these conferences are encouraged to contact the Faculty advisor.
Links and Contacts
Peck Hall 223