College of Social and Behavioral Sciences


Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with some 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 chapters nationwide.

Our Phi Alpha Theta group is currently finalizing preparation for the annual Donald Shepardson Memorial Student Research Symposium, Spring 2021. This year's conference will be held virtually for the safety of presenters and spectators. The honor society members look through paper submissions from undergraduate students, offering feedback and critique for those selected for the conference. Phi Alpha Theta manages the presentation schedule, panel moderation by graduate students, and organizes a Key Note Speaker. 

They also assist with the annual Phi Alpha Theta Lecture Series, which opens with the Becker Lecture. Fall 2020 lectures were held via zoom for safety, also making them accessible to alumni and scholars across the globe. 

Membership requirements for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members. 

Photo from our 2019 Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony. The 2020 Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony was held virtually.

Phi Alpha Theta InductionAdvisorsDr. Brian Roberts and Dr. Fernando Calderón

Department of History
Seerley Hall 206
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0701
Phone: (319) 273-3161