Phi Alpha Theta

2013 -2014 Officers
Kelsey Hanson - President
Katherine Babcock & Brianna Monzon - Co-Vice Presidents
Matthew Fleisigrt - Secretary
Jamie Brinkman & Jeff Schwartz -Co-Treasurers and Outreach
Professor Dan S. Whites - Faculty Advisor

Welcome to the University at Albany's Phi Alpha Theta homepage. Phi Alpha Theta is an honor society for undergraduate and graduate students who have distinguished themselves for academic excellence in history.

The University at Albany's chapter, Chi Delta, was founded in 1976 and has earned national recognition as a "best chapter" for providing an active forum for the exchange of ideas and learning about the past. It is one of 820 Phi Alpha Theta chapters worldwide.

Chi Delta's activities include an annual distinguished lecture series, which has brought such historians such as Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Stephen B. Oates, Marc Raeff, and Robin D.G. Kelley to the University, trips to annual Phi Alpha Theta conferences, paper contests, and other student-led events.

Beginning in the Spring of 2005, Chi Delta members sponsored and launched a tutoring program targeting students in undergraduate history courses.

Applications will be available for prospective members early in the Spring semester.

Before applying, be sure to read the requirements below. Membership into Phi Alpha Theta is not limited to history majors, but interested students must meet the following criteria:

Completed 12 semester hours in history (at least 9 hours at UAlbany; AP credits do not count). Undergraduate application available at pat-undergrad-application2013.

  • Have a GPA of 3.1 or higher in history
  • Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Be in the top 35% of his/her class

Graduate students may qualify based on their undergraduate work (see above criteria) or based on their master's degree coursework, as outlined below: Graduate application available at pat-grad-application2013.

  • Completed 12 semester hours towards M.A. degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Completed at least 30% of residence requirements for M.A. degree

Please direct any questions to the Chi Delta president,Kelsey Hanson, or Professor Dan S. White.