Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is an undergraduate honor society whose purpose is to promote the study of history. The group aims to bring together students, teachers, and writers of history for a wide variety of intellectual and social exchanges during the academic year. Through these activities, Phi Alpha Theta supports historical inquiry, research, publication, good teaching, and the exchange of ideas among those with historical interests.
 
Applications for induction into the spring 2019 cohort of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society are now open. Students who meet Phi Alpha Theta’s membership criteria (listed below) may apply by submitting the following: 
 
A completed membership application form. Application forms are available digitally via: this link and must be submitted by Friday, February 22 in order to be eligible for Spring 2019 induction.
 
Payment of one-time membership dues ($55)*. Dues can be paid via  Paypal to sergei.antonov@yale.edu. When paying, please select the “Send money to friends and family” option. Payment in any other way will result in a significant delay in the processing of your application. All dues payments must be submitted by Friday, February 22 in order to be eligible for spring 2019 induction.
 
Membership application forms and dues for spring 2019 induction will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, February 22, 2019. 
 
The spring 2019 induction ceremony and member meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 26, 2018 at 5:30pm in McClellan Hall, Room 101.
 
More information about Phi Alpha Theta is available below and on the history department website. Any questions can be directed to the Phi Alpha Theta president Adam Shaw (adam.shaw@yale.edu) or the Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor, Professor Antonov (sergei.antonov@yale.edu).
 
 
OVERVIEW AND ELIGIBILITY
Phi Alpha Theta is an undergraduate honor society whose purpose is to promote the study of history. The group aims to bring together students, teachers, and writers of history for a wide variety of intellectual and social exchanges during the academic year. Through these activities, Phi Alpha Theta supports historical inquiry, research, publication, good teaching, and the exchange of ideas among those with historical interests.
 
Phi Alpha Theta is a national organization composed of chapters in properly accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States. Membership in the Alpha Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Yale University is open to undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:
  • must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, earned in the classroom, online or through AP or transfer credits (or a combination thereof).  
  • A minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and 3.0 GPA overall are required.  A student need not be a history major to apply.
  • a one-time payment of $55 that covers a lifetime membership in the national organization;
  • completion of a membership application.
Upon induction, members receive a certificate from the national organization and a year long subscription to The Historian, Phi Alpha Theta’s national journal that includes submissions from professors and college students around the country. Members are also eligible to apply for scholarships disbursed by the national organization and may participate in both the Biennial National Convention and the Phi Alpha Theta regional meetings. More information about the benefits of membership is available here.
 
All events and activities are organized by the group’s membership. Contact the PAT president Patrick Binder (patrick.binder@yale.edu) for more information about upcoming events.
 
 
 
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
All dues-paying members are eligible to serve on Phi Alpha Theta’s board of officers and to participate in elections, which will take place following the fall induction ceremony. Phi Alpha Theta leadership positions and their corresponding responsibilities are as follows:
·  President: runs all group meetings; oversees all major organizational tasks; serves as a liaison between the group’s membership and the faculty director;
·  Vice President: maintains minutes of all group meetings; manages publicity and recruitment efforts;
·  Treasurer: manages the group’s finances; maintains an active group budget throughout the academic year; completes all university paperwork for student organizations; 
·  Three Class Representatives (one each: sophomore, junior, senior): serve as liaisons between their respective class cohorts among the group’s official membership and the board of officers;
·  Webmaster: creates and maintains the group’s web presence on CampusPress.
 
Further questions may be directed to the Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor at sergei.antonov@yale.edu.