CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SPRING 2020 PHI ALPHA THETA INITIATES!
We deeply regret that as a result of the Coronavirus we are unable to hold our usual annual celebration of new Phi Alpha Theta members. While we usually are able to personally hand each of you a certificate validating your membership from the Phi Alpha Theta International Office along with a year’s subscription to The Historian, this year we will have to mail them. But this in no way diminishes the distinction that comes with the Phi Alpha Theta membership. You will then also become eligible to apply for prizes, awards, and scholarships available to members only. This distinction will also be noted on your transcript.
Dear History Majors and Minors,
A fine academic record, both in the History Department and overall, could make you eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the international honor society for history. Phi Alpha Theta is among the most prestigious departmental honor societies in America, standing only behind Phi Beta Kappa in overall honor society rank.
- All majors and minors are encouraged to apply
- 3.0 overall cumulative Rutgers GPA
- 3.1 cumulative GPA in History courses
- Must have completed 60 credits overall (junior or senior standing)
- 4 courses in History at Rutgers University
If you are interested in joining and believe you have met these requirements:
- pdf download the application here (130 KB)
- Return the form to the Undergraduate Office once it is completed. Please note that the Declaration Form is only being accepted via email at this time.
Applications are due February 5, 2021. Decisions will go out in February 2021 with Induction Ceremony details to follow.
At the ceremony you will receive an official certificate validating your membership directly from the Phi Alpha Theta's International Office along with a year's subscription to The Historian, a distinguished historical quarterly. You will then become eligible to apply for prizes, awards, and scholarships available to members only. This distinction will also be noted on your transcript.
Learn more about Phi Alpha Theta at www.phialphatheta.org.
Professor Leah DeVun
Undergraduate Vice Chair