Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
Chi Omicron chapter
Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.
Chi Omicron is the UAB chapter of the honor society. Our 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, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways. We sponsor talks and other events throughout the year and publish the Vulcan Historical Review annually.
Read the Chi Omicron chapter constitution.
Admission to Phi Alpha Theta requires a minimum 3.1 GPA in 12 or more units of history and a minimum 3.0 GPA overall for undergraduate students; a minimum 3.5 GPA is required for graduate students who have completed 12 or more graduate units. Initiations are held in December and May; there is a $60 initiation fee for a lifetime membership.
If you are interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta, please download an application form.
Faculty Advisor: Walter D. Ward, (205) 934-8699