History Club and Honor Society

PHI ALPHA THETA

The local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, promotes the study of history by honoring students who have maintained high academic standards throughout their college careers.

Members participate in a variety of intellectual and social activities throughout the academic year. In the past, Phi Alpha Theta has hosted movie nights with guest professors from the History Department, museum and archives tours, and annual book awards. Members also attend Phi Alpha Theta regional and national conferences.  Membership is stated on your official transcript. It helps earn jobs and entrance into graduate schools.  

Students who have completed at least four history classes (12 hours) at GVSU and have maintained a GPA of at least 3.25 overall as well as 3.25 in History classes are eligible. We cannot be flexible about these standards.  If you are interested in joining Phi Alpha Theta and you meet the qualifications, please come to the History Office (D-1-160 MAK) or contact Professor Alice Chapman (chapmali@gvsu.edu)  

The application process takes place during the winter semester and induction occurs in early April. Check back in Winter 2023 for information on how to apply!

Phi Alpha Theta Induction

2022 Inductees

Emily Dudley, Taylor Ferrier, Matthew Gilmore, Benjamin Joseph, Alison McCarthy, Chloe Plescher, Elizabeth Raven, & Madison Terpstra

Six students standing with Professor Chapman in front of whiteboard in event room, holding certificates

2022 Phi Alpha Theta Induction


Frederick Douglas

HISTORY CLUB

History Club is the student-run organization of History students and enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome to join and participate in its events, which include movie showings, museum trips, and weekly chats. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO JOIN HISTORY CLUB



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