Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha ThetaPhi Alpha Theta is an international history honor society that offers select membership to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.  Phi Alpha Theta is dedicated to the professional, educational, and personal development of its members through promoting and providing intellectual and social activities for individuals with a common interest in history.

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Phi Alpha Theta Mission Statement

"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." 


Requirements for Membership

Undergraduate Students

  • Completion of at least twelve (12) hours of history credit with a GPA of 3.1 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Initial membership fee of forty dollars (lifetime membership in the organization)
  • Optional fee of fifteen dollars for an honor cord to be worn at graduation.

Graduate Students

  • Completion of twelve (12) semester hours towards their Master's Degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher


  • Rank above Instructor
  • Teach history


For additional information, contact Dr. Jeff Frederick (jeff.frederick@uncp.edu) of the UNCP History Department in 251 Dial Humanities Building.

View printable application (PDF - requires Adobe Reader)

Recent/Upcoming Events

  • April 8-9, 2016 — East Carolina University (Greenville, NC) will host this year's regional meeting of Phi Alpha Theta.
  • April 11, 2016 — The UNCP History Department will host its end of year reception (4:00 to 6:00 PM), which will include the induction of new Phi Alpha Theta initiates.