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Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, organized on March 17, 1921, is the International Honor Society in History. There are currently 839 active chapters and 275,000 members. The Mu-Tau Chapter was organized at the Georgia State University on May 23, 1967.

As a member of Phi Alpha Theta you will have the opportunity to:

  • Present papers and meet distinguished historians at various conventions and conferences.
  • Apply for numerous scholarships and prizes awarded by the national organization.Keep up to date on news of interest through the society’s publications, The Historian and The Newsletter.
  • Participate in the annual regional meeting with other Mu-Tau Chapter members.
  • Attend lectures, forums, debates, book reviews, film series, and many other programs, including social activities, with the Mu-Tau Chapter.

Undergraduate Membership Requirements

Undergraduates must fulfill the following requirements to join Phi Alpha Theta:

  1. Complete at least 12 semester hours in history (4 courses).
  2. Have a GPA of at least 3.1 or better in history.
  3. Have a GPA of at least 3.0 or better overall.

*** Note: Membership is not limited to history majors.

If you are interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta, complete the membership application and send it along with a check for $50 made out to Phi Alpha Theta to Dr. Jeff Young at the following address:

Department of History
Attn: Dr. Jeff Young
Georgia State University
PO Box 4117
Atlanta, GA 30302-4117