Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta:  The National Honor Society in History

Alpha Nu Alpha Chapter (NJIT)

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members, with some 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 chapters nationwide. The mission of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning and ideas among students and teachers of History.  For more information about Phi Alpha Theta visit

A solid academic record in History and overall could make you eligible for membership in Phi Alpha Theta.  

Each year, the Federated Department of History of NJIT and Rutgers University-Newark hosts an induction ceremony for new Phi Alpha Theta members.  

At the induction ceremony, inductees receive an official membership certificate from Phi Alpha Theta's International Office along with a year's subscription to The Historian, a distinguished historical quarterly. 

For questions about the Alpha Nu Alpha Chapter at NJIT, contact Professor Scott Kent (

A list of past Phi Alpha Theta initiates can be found here.