About Phi Alpha Theta
The international Honor Society in History, Phi Alpha Theta, was organized at the University of Arkansas on March 17, 1921. Since that time, it has grown to more than 740 chapters in 50 states and has more chapters than any other accreddited honor society in the world. The total number of initiates, since its inception, is more than 200,000. All students in accredited institutions who have completed 12 hours of history and are maintaining high standards in their college or university studies are eligible for membership. Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, 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 historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways.
How to Join
1) Be a history major or minor
2) Have 12 credits in history courses (transfers count)
3) Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
4) Have a 3.1 History GPA
Each semester there will be an informational meeting, scheduled to suit both MWF and TuTh schedules. There will be an application deadline each semester.
At this meeting you can fill out an application and pay your fees of $60 ($40 one time lifetime membership in the national organization; $20 yearly for the local chapter). Checks may be made out to either Phi Alpha Theta or Wilbur R. Miller (faculty advisor and treasurer).
Please bring an unofficial transcript (you can get this from the SOLAR system).
We sponsor a book sale each semester.
We have field trips, such as to Ellis Island, Old Bethpage Village, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of broadcasting, Radio City Music Hall.
Our biggest event is building a boat for the Roth Pond Regatta, and competing in the race (we placed second in 2003).
We always have an end of the year dinner.
We do have some academic activities, especially helping to organize and participate in the Eureka sponsored student research conference
Also there are national fellowship opportunities and a chance to publish papers in the Phi Alpha Journal, The Historian.
AND, WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MORE IDEAS AND ACTIVE MEMBERS!
Office: SBS S325