Phi Alpha Theta is an honors society whose
purpose is to promote the study of history through the
encouragement of research, education, publication, and the
discussion of ideas among historians. PAT strives to bring
students, teachers, writers, and, in general, those with a
passion for history together both intellectually and socially.
Phi Alpha Theta is comprised of chapters in properly accredited colleges and universities. All students in these institutions who have completed the required number of history courses and are maintaining high standards in their college or university studies are eligible for membership.
Theta Beta Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at Towson University is open to students who meet the following criteria:
Completion of at least twelve hours of history coursework at Towson University.
Grade point average of at least 3.0
History grade point average of at least 3.1 at Towson University
Payment of a one-time membership fee ($45)
Applications for membership are offered near the beginning of fall and spring semesters. An initiation ceremony is held each fall and spring semester to honor the year's initiates and get together with current members.