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Phi Alpha Theta is an international history honor society whose mission is to promote the study of history.

Texas State is home of the Sigma Zeta Chapter, which is open to all students of Texas State who meet the minimum qualifications for entrance into Phi Alpha Theta. Although the Sigma Zeta Chapter will hold its induction ceremony during the Spring semester, we strongly encourage all our members and those who are interested in joining to become involved with our various events held throughout the school year.


Call For Paper

The History Department and Phi Alpha Theta at Texas State University are pleased to announce their 6th Annual History Conference. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Texas State University in the Taylor Murphy History building.

This conference will hold a poster session in addition to panel presentations. All presenters should submit an abstract of 250-500 words and CV to Kimi Diedrich (kd1315@txstate.edu) no later than October 13, 2017. Graduate AND undergraduate student submissions are welcome!

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by October 20, 2017 and have until October 27, 2017 to submit full papers. Papers should be no longer than 10-12 pages in length. Each presentation will be limited to 15 minutes.

There is a $25 registration fee and this fee may be paid by mail, or paid on the day of the conference via cash, check, or card. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Resources are available to students currently enrolled at Texas State University to help defray some conference costs. Interested students should contact Kimi Diedrich with any questions or concerns.


Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in History, achieve a minimum History GPA of 3.1 and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. A maximum of 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the 12 semester hour requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors.


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