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Department of History
Phi Alpha Theta - Kappa Pi Chapter

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We promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote historical research and publication by our members.

New members are inducted through the Kappa Pi Chapter at Auburn University. Individual memberships sent directly to the national office are not acceptable and will be returned. A one-time initiation fee is payable at the time of initiation. This fee includes a membership certificate and four issues of our journal, The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership. Members who wish to continue supporting the honor society may do so by subscribing to The Historian.

Students need not be history majors to apply. To be eligible for membership, undergraduate students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in history.
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and 3.0 overall GPA

Graduate students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 12 semester hours toward their MA or PhD in history
  • Maintain a GPA over 3.5 and have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the master’s degree

Faculty memberships are also available. Faculty members above the rank of instructor who teach history automatically qualify for membership. Faculty pay the same induction fee and receive the same membership privileges.


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