Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized honor society for history students (non-majors are welcome to apply). Members of this society have the opportunity to present their written work for local conferences and national prizes. New members will receive a year’s subscription to the Phi Alpha Theta publication, The Historian. And finally, members are entitled to graduate with the Phi Alpha Theta honor cord.

Requirements for membership:

  • You must have completed 12 hours of history courses
  • You must have a 3.1. average in your history courses and a 3.0 in your remaining courses.

You must submit an application form (available by request on email, or from the History Department office). There is a one-time $70.00 fee for membership. You should pay this with a check made out to UNC Charlotte.

For more information, or to submit applications, please contact Dr. Peter Ferdinando (, the faculty advisor for this society.

PAT Member Form