Phi Alpha Theta is the National Honors Society in History. Created in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta now has 820 active chapters. The Xi-Gamma Chapter of the society at Gonzaga has been active since 1968.
2016 Phi Alpha Theta Student Award winner Stephanie Allen with Drs. Eric Cunningham, Andy Goldman, Rob Donnelly, and Veta Schlimgen.
New Phi Alpha Theta members with officers. Induction ceremony, Spring 2016.
Services and Events:
Spring 2017 Tutoring: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, in the History Department conference room (CG 431).
2017 Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference: Spokane, April 6-8, at the Red Lion in the Park. For conference information, contact PAT Advisor Dr. Eric Cunningham and visit the conference website here.
Recent winners of the annual Phi Alpha Theta Award:
2016 Stephanie Allen, Senior Research Project: "From Stagnation to Inspiration: Eisenhower and the Civil Rights Movement."
2015 Mary Kate Koch, Senior Research Project: "Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax, and the New American Folk Tradition."
2014 Stephanie Festin, Senior Research Project: "The Wise Man of Serbia Thought His Way into Trouble in the Unified Yugoslav State."
2013 Margaret McGuire, Senior Research Project: "Miscommunication and Misinterpretation: The Failure of the Laity to Implement the Reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the United States in Light of the Social and Cultural Conditions of the 1960s."
2012 Katherine Adams, Senior Research Project: "The West as a Region, As Seen Through Contemporary Letters."
2011 Anna Kecskés, Senior Research Project: "Three Penny Story: Shame and Punishment in Liberated France."
2010 Julia Riegel, Senior Research Project: "Songs of Survival: An Exploration of Music, History, and the Holocaust."
2009 Claire Keller-Scholz, Senior Research Project: "'MUTINY!' An Examination of the Social and Political Implications of the British Naval Mutinies during the Napoleonic Wars."
To be eligible for Phi Alpha Theta, undergraduate students must meet the following requirements:
1. At least twelve hours of History at the time of application;
2. 3.1 or higher GPA in History;
3. 3.0 or higher overall GPA;
4. Membership fee of $40, due at time of application.