Phi Alpha Theta

Zeta Beta Chapter, Student-led

Mission Statement

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. ACU’s own student led chapter, Zeta Beta, provides opportunities for ACU students and faculty to share intellectual and social exchanges with their counterparts at universities across Texas. Such exchanges promote student historical research and publication in a variety of ways.

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students must:

  • Have completed minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History
  • Minimum GPA of 3.1 in History
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Only 3 credit hours of online, transfer or AP credit applies for membership
  • Membership NOT limited to History majors


  • Established March 17th, 1921
  • 900+ Chapters and over 350,000 members
  • Historian journal published quarterly – circulation: 12,500 members and more than 1,000 libraries
  • 2,500 subscribers to The News Letter (published three times annually)
  • 9,500 initiates (annual average)
  • 35 regional meetings nationwide each spring
  • Over 25 scholarships and prizes awarded annually (doctoral and graduate student scholarships, undergraduate student scholarships, paper prizes, book awards, manuscript award, best chapter awards, student history journal awards, world history award, etc.)


Please contact Dr. Elliott for more information on Phi Alpha Theta (PAT):

Dr. Kelly Elliott



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