Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta at Yale 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, the organization supports historical inquiry, research, publication, good teaching, and the exchange of ideas among those with historical interests.
All events and activities are organized by the group’s membership. Contact the Phi Alpha Theta at Yale President Joe Murphy ( for more information about upcoming events.
Joe Murphy, Yale College
Sergei Antonov, Department of History
Faculty Advisor
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 students in good academic standing at Yale College who have demonstrated exceptional engagement and ability in history. A student need not be a history major to apply.
The national committee requires 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) and a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and 3.0 GPA overall. 
Students who completed the membership form and submitted the membership fee before the December 2, 2022 deadline will be able to pick up their certificates at the general meeting that will take place on February 16, 2023 at 4 pm, in HQ 102. Students who cannot attend the meeting can pick up their certificates later from Prof. Antonov. Please note that all history students are welcome to attend the general meeting and to participate in PAT activities, whether or not they paid the fee. The fee is charged by the national headquarters for an official membership certificate. 
Any questions can be directed to the Phi Alpha Theta at Yale President Joe Murphy ( or Faculty Advisor, Professor Sergei Antonov (