Phi Alpha Theta

UB Phi Alpha Theta presenters at the 2019 Western New York Regional Conference.

UB Phi Alpha Theta presenters at the 2019 Western New York Regional Conference

Welcome! I am glad you are interested in Phi Alpha Theta. Applications are now open and will remain open until February 25, 2022. Below you will find more information on the society as well as what we have coming up in 2022.

*Watch this space for more updates in the Spring! Let me know if you have any questions.

-Dr. Cari Casteel

What is Phi Alpha Theta?

Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society for students in the field of history, with 860 chapters on college and university campuses across the nation. Membership is a mark of intellectual accomplishment and commitment. Phi Alpha Theta students also have the opportunity to present their research at an annual regional conference. 

Requirements for Membership

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 requirements.

All graduate students who maintain a 3.5 GPA are eligible for membership after the completion of their first semester.

Phi Alpha Theta at UB

Membership is not just prestigious. At UB Phi Alpha Theta hosts events such as game nights and field trips and more.

Current members are eligible for leadership positions as well. If you are interested in one of these positions, please contact the Phi Alpha Theta Advisor Dr. Cari Casteel (Caricast@buffalo.edu