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History Club / Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta logoFaculty Advisor: Lacy Ferrell, LANG 100L

Academic Year 2022-23: Central Washington University is hosting the regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference on April 21-22, 2023.

Phi Alpha Theta 2023 Conference Information


Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference Call for Papers

  • Abstracts Due: Friday, February 17, 2023
  • Final Papers Due: Friday, March 17, 2023


Welcome to the History Club and the home of Phi Alpha Theta at Central. The History Club's purpose is to make an open and enjoyable space for those with any interest in History. The Club focuses on the wants and needs of the membership, with an emphasis on improvement. We sponsor events such as movie nights, guest lectures, study groups, and game nights. All are welcome. 


History Club

2022/2023 Officers

  • President - Caleena Wyman
  • Vice President - Kevin Cassidy
  • Treasurer - Nathan Achterman
  • Secretary - Natalie Hammill
  • Club Representative - Dylan Madrid


Phi Alpha Theta

The History Club also coordinates participation in the yearly Phi Alpha Theta regional conference, by raising funds, recruiting students, and promoting the event. 

Phi Alpha Theta is a History honor society that encourages the study of history and the participation of Central Washington students in the creation and presentation of original historical research. We strive to support the development of a great understanding of the historical field and an appreciation of historical perspectives to interpretations of the past. Phi Alpha Theta promotes collaboration, scholarly discussion, and debate to further current trends in the field and to prepare students for careers in History. 


Membership Requirements

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students must complete the following items to apply for membership:

  • 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 of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement.

Membership is not limited to History majors. A chapter advisor may also require that the student be ranked in the top 35% of their class. The chapter advisor has the discretion of making eligibility requirements for his/her chapter more (but not less) stringent than the national requirement. 

Graduate Students

Graduate students should have completed the following items to apply for membership:

  • a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Master's Degree in History,
  • have a GPA of better than 3.5, and 
  • complete approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master's Degree.

Phi Alpha Theta Membership Application | Phi Alpha Theta Constitution

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