Phi Alpha Theta
History Honors Society
The Kappa Theta chapter at NAU strives to combine creative development with historical research. As an organization, we seek to provide an outlet for students interested in history to explore the discipline in unique and engaging ways. Phi Alpha Theta is 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.
Students of any major, with any GPA, can be a part of the Kappa Theta Chapter. Each semester there is a $5 dues fee for membership in the Kappa Theta Chapter at NAU.
There is a one-time fee of $50 for the nationally recognized membership to Phi Alpha Theta. The faculty advisor for the Kappa Theta Chapter is responsible for sending this fee to the national organization.
For membership into Phi Alpha Theta on the national level, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. A maximum of 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors. A chapter advisor may also require that the student be ranked in the top 35% of their class. The chapter advisor has the discretion of making eligibility requirements for his/her chapter more (but not less) stringent than the national requirement.
For Graduate students seeking membership into Phi Alpha Theta on the national level should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Masters Degree in History, have a GPA of better than 3.5, and shall have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master’s Degree.