Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, organized on March 17, 1921, is the International Honor Society in History. There are currently 839 active chapters and 275,000 members. The Mu-Tau Chapter was organized at the Georgia State University on May 23, 1967.

As a member of Phi Alpha Theta you will have the opportunity to:

  • Present papers and meet distinguished historians at various conventions and conferences
  • Apply for numerous scholarships and prizes awarded by the national organization
  • Keep up to date on news of interest through the society’s publications, The Historianand The Newsletter
  • Participate in the annual regional meeting with other Mu-Tau Chapter members
  • Attend lectures, forums, debates, book reviews, film series, and many other programs, including social activities, with the Mu-Tau Chapter

Undergraduate Membership Requirements (insert colon here)  Undergraduates must have completed at least 12 semester hours in history, have a GPA of at least 3.1 or better in history, and have a GPA of at least 3.0 or better overall. Note that membership is not limited to history majors. If you are interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta, contact Dr. Mary Rolinson.


Co-presidents Hannah Basta and Lisa Demarais presented papers at the national Phi Alpha Theta conference January 2016 in Orlando.


Phi Alpha Theta members Omeed Behzadi and Lisa Demarais celebrate at GSU commencement 2015.

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GSU Phi Alpha Theta member Amelia Evans wins best paper award at the 2015 Regional conference at Reinhardt College.