Note: Spring applications must be turned in to Victoria Parker at the History Department office by May 8, 2017. Applications turned in after May 8th will not be submitted to the national organization until the fall semester.

Membership Requirements

Our local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta holds events that are open to all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in historical study.

Students who wish formally to join the national chapter of Phi Alpha Theta must meet the requirements listed below.  They must also submit a one-time initiation fee of $50. This fee includes a membership certificate and a one-year subscription to The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership. There are no annual dues or fees.

Undergraduate Student Requirements
Undergraduates must have completed at least 12 semester hours in History credits, no more than 3 of which can be online or transfer credits. Undergraduates must also have GPA of at least 3.1 in History courses and GPA of 3.0 or better overall.  Membership is not limited to History majors.


How to Join

Students who wish to apply should print and fill out the application and submit it, along with their membership fee in the form of cash, check, or money order to Vicki Parker in the main History office, Chavez 4th Floor North pod. Completed applications are sent out to the national headquarters twice a year, once at the end of each semester (Fall and Spring).

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