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Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta 

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an international honor society in history. Arizona State University's collegiate chapter, Iota Gamma (ΙΓ), sponsors a variety of activities designed to enhance members' educational experience. ΦΑΘ offers membership to both undergraduate and graduate students.  

Mission Statement

Phi Alpha Theta is dedicated to the professional, educational and personal development of its members through promoting and providing intellectual and social activities for individuals with a common interest in history.

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate

  • Completion of at least 12 hours of history credit with a GPA of 3.10 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to membership eligibility
  • Initial membership fee of $65, which confers lifetime membership in the organization and helps support the local organization's activities and publications.

Graduate

  • Completion of one-third of master's degree requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher in all graduate work, and no failing grade in any graduate course.
  • A maximum of 3 credits of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to membership eligibility
  • Initial membership fee of $65, which confers lifetime membership in the organization and helps support the local organization's activities and publications.

Phi Alpha Theta, Iota Gamma Chapter Activities

  • Newsletter.
  • General meetings.
  • Professional workshops and talks.
  • Social events.
  • Fund raising.
  • Collaboration with other on- and off-campus groups to sponsor events relating to history.

Benefits of Membership

  • One-year free subscription to The Historian, a nationally recognized journal in history.
  • Chance to make new friends.
  • Opportunity to take a leadership position in one of our offices.

Iota Gamma Chapter Officers, 2018-19 

Graduate Officers

  • President: Abbie Harlow
  • Vice President: TBA
  • Secretary: TBA
  • Treasurer: TBA

Undergraduate Officers

  • Representative: TBA

Applying for Membership

Please complete the Application for Membership and mail it with the initiation fee of $65 ($70 for faculty) and unofficial copies of all college transcripts to:

Phi Alpha Theta
ATTN.:  Abbie Harlow
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University
PO Box 874302
Tempe, AZ  85287-4302

Questions?

E-mail Iota Gamma chapter president: Abbie Harlow

Upcoming Events

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Awards Voting

Iota Gamma chapter members are eligible to vote for two awards honoring History professors. Please read the award descriptions below and once you've decided on the best instructor for each award, click the email link to submit your vote. Please include the full name of the professor that you choose, and sign with your full name. Only one vote per student will be counted. 

L. Christian Smith Teaching Excellence Award
Chris Smith began his teaching career at Arizona State University in 1971. From that time forward, he has left an indelible imprint on generations of students. He has received at least eight awards in recognition of his contributions to student learning. He also served as Phi Alpha Theta’s faculty advisor for over twenty years. Phi Alpha Theta created the L. Christian Smith award to honor professors who are similarly committed to excellence in teaching. 

E-mail Smith.teachingaward@asu.edu with the full name of the professor that you feel should win this award.

 

Noel J. Stowe Graduate Mentor Award
Over the course of 41 years of academic service, Noel Stowe chaired more than fifty dissertations and theses and placed many of his students in academic and professional careers. His students remember him as encouraging, accessible, and challenging. As head of Graduate Studies, Stowe created the Public History program and expanded master’s and doctoral offerings. Phi Alpha Theta created the Noel J. Stowe Graduate Mentor Award to honor like-minded professors in memory of his passing.

E-mail Stowe.mentoraward@asu.edu with the full name of the professor that you feel should win this award.

 

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