Phi Alpha Theta

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 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 for our members in a variety of ways.

The highest rated departmental honor society, second only to Phi Beta Kappa on a national level, Phi Alpha Theta was established on March 17, 1921. It has 850 active chapters nationwide and 40 regional meetings nationwide. There are multiple scholarships and prizes awarded annually including paper prizes, book awards, manuscript awards, best chapter awards, student history journal awards, world history awards, etc.

Our chapter, Alpha Kappa Beta, was established in the spring of 2002. Whether you belong to the national organization or the local organization, you are welcomed to attend all events and activities!

Membership requirements are as follow:

  • National Organization Requirements: 3.0 overall G.P.A. or 3.1 G.P.A. in history courses and 12 completed units at Fresno State.
  • Local Organization Requirements: Any student who wants to participate in the local chapter meetings and activities is welcomed and encouraged to do so.

Questions? See our Phi Alpha Theta FAQ Page or the official Phi Alpha Theta Website. Or, for a real person, contact the Phi Alpha Theta Advisor, Dr. Deanna Reese.