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The International Honor Society in History, Phi Alpha Theta, was organized at the University of Arkansas on March 17, 1921. Since that time it has grown to more than seven hundred forty chapters in fifty states and has more chapters than any of the other accredited honor societies holding membership in the Association of College Honor Societies. The total number of initiates since its inception is more than 200,000.
Phi Alpha Theta ;is composed of chapters in properly accredited colleges and universities. All students in these institutions who have completed the required number of history courses and are maintaining high standards in their college or university studies are eligible for membership.
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together both intellectually and socially; and it encourages and assists historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways.
For more information about the UTA Department of History's award winning Phi Alpha Theta chapter, visit the chapter's website. You may contact any of its officers in 317 University Hall or by email (available on the chapter's web site), or by telephone (817) 272-3958. Please feel free to drop by the History Department office, 202 University Hall, for an application or to leave a message. The officers of Phi Alpha Theta will be happy to return your call.