Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society for undergraduate and graduate history students and professors of history.

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PAT's purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together both intellectually and socially; and it encourages and assists historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways.

Since 1998, the Alpha Theta Chi branch of Phi Alpha Theta at Southern Connecticut State University has sponsored talks, funded scholarships, and supported academic excellence amongst the department's majors.  For more information on membership, activities, and schedule of events, visit Phi Alpha Theta.

PAT President


PAT Faculty Advisers

Dr. Steven Amerman,
Dr. Carmen Coury, 

PAT eligibility

An induction ceremony is held for students in the Fall semester.  Students will be invited by the department if they meet the following requirements

  • Overall minimum GPA of 3.2
  • 12 credits of History courses completed
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 earned in History courses