About the Club
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. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways. As a member of PAT, you will be eligible to compete for scholarships and paper prizes, as well as participate in the national convention. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a nice addition to your resume, particularly if you are planning a career in history or education.
To join, undergraduate students must complete at least 12 semester hours in History (4 courses) with a GPA of at least 3.1 in History, and have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall.
To Join, graduate students should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours toward their master’s degree and have a GPA of at least 3.5.
If you are interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta, you will need to fill out an application form and submit a check for $60, made out to “Chi Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta.” This amount includes a one-time initiation fee of $50 for the national office plus a $10 fee for our local chapter. This fee includes a membership certificate and four issues of the journal, The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership. For an application, contact Dr. Lee Farrow at (334) 244-3392.