National History Honor Society (Phi Alpha Theta)
Alpha Beta Epsilon Chapter (University of Hawaiʻi at MĀnoa)
Phi Alpha Theta is the national honor society for history students, which brings students and faculty together to share their interests in history. The Alpha-Beta-Epsilon chapter has been very active in sponsoring and sharing history with students and the local community. Some of the various activities sponsored include: organizing and hosting the annual Hawaiʻi regional conference, attending mainland conferences, arranging for guest speakers to present their research, participating in Hawaiʻi History Day at the district and state levels, and engaging in grant-writing and other fundraising activities to finance these activities and our social gatherings. There are five officers, who are elected annually by the current membership of the chapter: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and historian. Members of Phi Alpha Theta are also eligible to wear Honor Cords during their Commencement Ceremony. Honor Cords are available from the Faculty Advisor.
Membership requirements to join the Alpha-Beta-Epsilon chapter are as follows:
For undergraduates, a minimum GPA of 3.1 in all college-level history courses, an overall GPA of 3.0, and the completion of at least four college-level history courses at the time of application are required. For graduate students, a minimum GPA of 3.5 must be maintained.
At the time of application, a one-time membership fee of $40 is required of all applicants. Membership is not limited to history majors. For more information about joining Phi Alpha Theta, please contact us at email@example.com