Phi Alpha Theta Honorary Society

Phi Alpha Theta​​

Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honorary, is “a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.”

Its induction ceremony includes the following statement: “As historians, we seek to serve the world in our courageous search for the truth of the past, as well as ourselves in our delight both in the quest for and in the discovery of truth.  But most of all we strive to serve God, who is the author of truth, the source of all knowledge, and the reason for our quest.”

At Grove City College, the honorary sponsors informal discussions between professors and students, movie nights, graduate school information meetings, thematic dinners, freshman picnics, and trips to local historical sites.  We aim to strengthen the bonds among students within the department and encourage historical scholarship.

We hold membership drives toward the end of each semester. Those with questions should contact Dr. Robert Clemm (, our chapter advisor.​

Phi Alpha Theta NewsletterSpring 2014

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B.A. in History

​Students will be able to research, write and defend a variety of historical theories and movements and will be prepared for graduate work and employment in a wide array of disciplines and industries.

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Minor in Interdisciplinary Classics

​Requirements include 21 credit hours of English, Greek, history, philosophy, political science and Latin.

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Related Resources

History students at Grove City College are also encouraged to take advantage of a variety of extracurricular resources such as honorary societies, special trips and study abroad opportunities as a way to deepen their course study.

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Minor in History

​This minor integrates well with a variety of other disciplines such as sociology, political science and economics.

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​Grove City College history students intern at wide variety of museums, historical sites, businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

​Students can further develop their knowledge of history through a variety of undergraduate research opportunities.

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