UT Arlington's National History Honor Society


The International History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, was organized at the University of Arkansas on March 17, 1921. Since that time, it has grown to more than 839 chapters in 50 states, and has more chapters than any other accredited honor society in the world. The total number of initiates, since its inception, is more than 281,000.

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.

UTA founded the Omicron Kappa Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta in 1969.

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Last updated January, 2011.