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 meet Phi Alpha Theta membershp criteria and wish to be officially indicted and receive a membership certificate issued by the National Headquarters must complete a membership application form, found here, by 11:59 pm on December 2, 2022, and to submit the membership fee. Please see the form for official instructions. Students will be able to pick up their certificates in early January from Professor Antonov’s mailbox in the History Department lounge on the second floor of the HQ building.
Any questions can be directed to the Phi Alpha Theta at Yale President Joe Murphy ( or Faculty Advisor, Professor Sergei Antonov (