Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society, with more that 839 chapters in fifty states, more than any other accredited four-year college honor society. Membership includes both faculty and students. To be considered for membership, students must have a minimum of twelve hours of history with at least a 3.1 GPA in their history courses and at least a 3.0 overall GPA. The majority of student members are history majors, although students who meet the requirements may come from any discipline.
The Kappa Tau chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, founded at Tennessee Tech in 1965, is an especially active chapter. Kappa Tau's yearly activities include participation in the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference, at which a number of our students have received
"Best Research Paper" awards. In 2005, we hosted the regional conference. Activities also include: the always-popular semi-annual booksale for TTU students, faculty and staff, which funds all Phi Alpha Theta activities; field trips to cultural and histoprical sites; hosting the annual History Department Halloween party; a booth at the international festival, Window on the World; bringing speakers to campus; and twice-weekly tutoring for history survey courses.