History students and professors gather to celebrate commencement and all the history students' accomplishments.
The National Honor Society in History
Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in History, was established in 1921 and is one of the earliest members in the Association of College Honor Societies. Composed of chapters from properly accredited colleges and universities, all students in these institutions who have completed the required number of history courses and are maintaining high academic standards in all of their college or university studies are eligible for membership.
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 students and historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways. It publishes The Historian and The News Letter, engages in local and regional activities, and offers prizes and awards to outstanding young student/scholars.
In order to join Phi Alpha Theta, an undergraduate student must have completed at least 12 semester hours in history with a grade in all history courses averaging a B and must have a B average in at least two-thirds of the remainder of her/his work.
For more information about Phi Alpha Theta, contact Professor Laura Gellott.