Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta members will be participating in the 2013 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference in Norfolk, VA at Christopher Newport University in March.

Phi Alpha Theta is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in the study of history. Chapter activities provide members with opportunities for sharing and advancing their professional interests. Lectures and field trips are designed to awaken historical interest, and promote interaction between students and faculty. An annual regional meeting builds rapport with chapters at neighboring institutions.

Phi Alpha Theta Today

Since its inauguration, Phi Alpha Theta has grown to more than eight hundred fifty chapters in fifty states, more than any other accredited four-year college honor society. The total number of initiates since its inception is more than 270,000.

As part of its commitment to academic excellence, Phi Alpha Theta continues to participate actively, through its Executive Director and President, in the Association of College Honor Societies. Phi Alpha Theta enjoys the distinction of being one of three original departmental honor societies with membership in the ACHS. In 1996 Phi Alpha Theta received recognition as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Contributions to our Society are now tax-deductible as allowed by law.

We are 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.

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta, contact Dr. Snead at or call (434) 592-3113.
If you would like to join, please complete the membership form and return it to the History Office (DM 4004).