Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta

History Honor Society

Undergraduates interested in applying for membership in Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society can inquire with the Undergraduate Advisor.

Applicants need a minimum GPA of 3.5 in history courses and a minimum overall GPA at Penn of 3.2. Also, they must have taken at least four history courses at Penn. The application process occurs once a year, usually in February.

Application Form

Applicants should submit:

  • An application form, which can be downloaded here:
    Phi Alpha Theta Application (Microsoft Word Document)
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A $50 check or money order payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania"

Submit application materials (hard copies) to Dr. Fabella in COLL 208C by the submission deadline:  12:00 noon on Friday, February 17, 2017

Accepted students will be invited to an induction ceremony in April.


In addition, Phi Alpha Theta encourages history students to participate in and join the History Undergraduate Advisory Board. Phi Alpha Theta works in conjunction with the HUAB, and any activities planned by both groups will be sent out to all majors.