Phi Alpha Theta

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Faculty Advisors: Kyle G. Volk & Robert H. Greene

Phi Alpha Theta is the International Honor Society in History. The Beta Psi Chapter at the University of Montana, chartered in 1948, has enrolled over one thousand young historians. The basic requirement for membership is the completion of at least twelve credit hours in History with a 3.1 or higher GPA in History and a 3.0 or higher overall GPA.

To join Phi Alpha Theta at the University of Montana:

  • Fill out the membership application form.
  • Bring the form and a check made payable to "Phi Alpha Theta" in the amount of $65 to Professor Kyle G. Volk's mailbox in the History Department (LA 256). The $65 fee is a one-time lifetime membership fee to both our local chapter and the national organization. There are no annual dues.
  • The deadline for membership this semester is October 20, 2017.

Each spring, UM's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta attends the annual northwest regional conference at which students present original research essays.

The 2018 PAT Northwest Regional Conference will be held in Spokane, Washington. More details are forthcoming. Contact Professor Volk if you are interested in attending.