Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society

Lock Haven University's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, was installed and inducted its first members in April 2013. LHU's chapter meets regularly throughout the fall and spring semesters and sponsors history-related events. Phi Alpha Theta promotes the study of history and academic engagement across the university, provides students with professional development opportunities (such as attendance at and participation in regional and national conferences), and offers student members the opportunity to apply for prestigious awards and scholarships. Annual inductions take place in the spring semester.

Membership Requirements:

  • 12 hours of completed coursework in history
  • 3.0 overall GPA
  • 3.1 GPA in history courses
  • $40 one-time, lifetime membership fee

Students do not have to be history majors to join PAT! New members will receive a year-long subscription to The Historian, a journal published by Phi Alpha Theta.

Mission Statement: "We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways."


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