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Phi Alpha Theta, the international Honor Society in History, has a chapter on the campus of the University of Delaware. With chapters on college campuses in all fifty states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Philippine Islands, Phi Alpha Theta is one of the most respect honor societies in the country. Its student members are eligible for a number of prizes and scholarship awards annually.


Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. A maximum of 3 credit hours online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement

Applications are accepted in February and the deadline is March 1, 2019. Payment of dues for those accepted applicants is March 20th. The induction ceremony takes place in April each year.

For more information, contact Ms. Hartnett at the Department of History, 236 John Munroe Hall.


2019-2020 Meeting Dates

Phi Alpha Theta meets every other Thursday at 6:00pm in the History conference room in 203 Munroe Hall.

Fall 2019 Schedule

Oct. 3

Oct. 17

Oct. 31

Nov. 14

Dec. 5

2019-2020 Officers

President - Richard Langan

Treasurer - Megan Heston

Secretary - Lauren Turenchalk

Historian - Kaitlyn Fennell

Advisor: Professor Jonathan Russ

2019 Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony

​Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony, 2018.

​On April 18, 2019, the University of Delaware Department of History Phi Alpha Theta chapter held their induction ceremony in Sharp Hall. President Olivia Mann welcomed the newest members of Phi Alpha Theta and introduced the keynote speaker, Professor Eve Buckley. Vice president Gadon Lefft spoke about the significance and meaning of the chapter. Treasurer Richard Langan welcomed each member to the podium to receive the red rose and the certificate. The newest members are Jack Ausmus, Kaitlyn Fennell, Bailey Garrison, Patrick Graves, Tyler Hatfield, Megan Heston, Nicholas Kowalchuk, Brian Lewis, Meghan Mullennix, Justin Richards and Lauren Turenchalk.


Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony photographs
Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony photographs

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  • Department of History
  • 46 W. Delaware Avenue
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2371