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Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History

Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history that sponsors lectures, field trips, receptions, and other activities in which students can become acquainted with other History majors, with faculty, and with distinguished visitors. Members receive the quarterly journal, The Historian; they also become eligible to participate in national scholarship competitions sponsored by the organization.

Selection and initiation of new Phi Alpha Theta members occurs each Spring.  Students who have completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in History (not including pass/fail and AP credits), with a GPA of 3.1 or better in their History courses and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall, are eligible to join Phi Alpha Theta, an international honor society in history. Transfer students must have completed nine of their twelve credit hours at William and Mary and have received an "A" in at least one of those William and Mary History courses.

Student officers, advised by History faculty, conduct the affairs of the college chapter. For further information, contact the History Department office for the name of the current faculty advisor.

Applicants to Phi Alpha Theta can use this form to apply, but please note that it will only be active during application season (usually early-to-mid October for the fall semester and mid-to-late February for the spring semester)