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Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta, the International Honor Society in History, was founded in 1921. On May 13, 1965 the Wisconsin State University-Oshkosh (now the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) received a charter for its local chapter, Kappa-Eta. Since its inception, the Kappa-Eta chapter has had more than 350 members--both students and faculty. Although there have been a number of faculty advisors over the years, Kappa-Eta owes a considerable debt to Dr. Joseph Starr who headed the chapter from 1986 to 1993. In 1994 the chapter hosted the Wisconsin Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, and the same year it was awarded a Best Chapter Award for category III by the international organization.



President: Deanne Bahti
Vice President: Vacant


Chapter Requirements

  1. 15 hours of history
  2. 3.1 GPA in history courses
  3. 3.0 GPA overall
  4. Junior or senior standing
  5. History major or minor



The Kappa-Eta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta hosts a variety of activities that allow history students to broaden their understanding of the field. Recent activities have included speakers from both within and outside the university, student discussion groups and film presentations. In April every year new members are initiated into Kappa-Eta at a year-end banquet.


National Headquarters

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta, visit the national Phi Alpha Theta website.

by linnm37 — last modified Jun 06, 2012 03:51 PM