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Phi Alpha Theta

History Program Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) is a national organization for exceptional undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty interested in history. Decades ago, faculty and students here in Lāʻie organized the Xi Delta chapter of PAT at BYU-Hawaiʻi. Since then the activities, tradition, and opportunities have grown considerably. All committed history majors are encouraged to join Phi Alpha Theta and participate in its various programs. Each year, for example, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus holds a PAT student conference through which members can make formal paper presentations, meet renowned scholars, and enjoy a conference experience. PAT members also qualify for special scholarships and can even participate in the national conference.


Although PAT is specifically established for history majors, anyone can join provided they have taken 12 credits of history courses, maintained at least a 3.00 GPA through those courses, fill out an application form, and pay the one-time fee of $45.00. Membership is a lifetime. New members are inducted into PAT during the winter semester. For further information please contact the department chair, Professor Jim Tueller: For more information, please visit Phi Alpha Theta Membership Requirements.