Phi Alpha Theta

Facts about the Phi Alpha Theta Society
Phi Alpha Theta
  • Aquinas College is the home of the Theta Rho chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the honor society for students and professors of History.
  • Founded at the University of Arkansas in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta now has more than eight hundred chapters in all fifty states, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Philippine Islands, and the District of Columbia.
  • As the History Honor Society, Inc., it is the largest accredited organization in the Association of College Honor Societies. Phi Alpha Theta has membership requirements second only to those of Phi Beta Kappa, and the number of its initiates since organization is more than 281,000.
  • Phi Alpha Theta brings students, teachers and writers of History together, both intellectually and socially.
  • The society publishes the Historian, a quarterly which publishes the works of its members.
  • Phi Alpha Theta awards several prizes to recognize achievement by its members.
Facts about the Theta Rho Chapter
  • Aquinas College's Theta Rho Chapter was founded in 1962.
  • To date, there have been 440 members of the chapter.
  • The Theta Rho chapter sponsors many activities such as trips to museums and local historical sites.
  • Some PAT members participate in a faculty-student reading group. Check with Dr. Pinheiro for details.
  • Its members attend the annual regional conference.
The newest members of Phi Alpha Theta
Dr. Pinheiro with P.A.T. members
One is eligible to join Phi Alpha Theta at Aquinas College upon...
  • completing 12 credit hours of history.
  • maintaining a 3.5 GPA in history courses.
  • maintaining a 3.0 GPA overall.
  • being nominated by the Department of History.
Advisor: Dr. Pinheiro; E-mail: pinhejoh@aquinas.edu