Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers, and professionals in all fields of history together for intellectual and social exchanges that promote and assist historical endeavours by our members in a variety of ways.

Graduate students wishing to join Phi Alpha Theta should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours toward the Master's degree in history and have a GPA of better than 3.5. Undergraduate students wishing to join should have completed at least 12 semester hours in history with a GPA of at least 3.1 in history and have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. Undergraduate membership is not limited to history majors. Membership requires a $40 initiation fee.

The OSU chapter of Phi Alpha Theta meets at 3:30 on the second Wednesday of each month. Our events include a colloquium series presented by members of the history faculty and graduate students, an end-of-year honors banquet, and social events. Our chapter also provides travel funding for members presenting conference papers.


Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor:

Dr. John Kinder, Assistant Professor of History

Student Officers for 2015-2016:

Eberle Jared

Jared Eberle, President

vigil alyce

Alyce Webb, Vice-President

hanshew tracy

Tracey Hanshew, Secretary/Historian

Younger Gary

Gary Younger, Treasurer



Eberle Jared

Jared Eberle, Representative to GPSGA

Ketchem Jon

Jon “Jack” Ketchum, Representative to GPSGA