​​Phi Alpha Theta logoTogether with the History Club, CMU's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta engages in both academic and social activities. Academic activities have included attending national and regional paper conferences and organizing faculty and graduate student research talks. Social events include museum visits, region cultural events, and more. The organization’s biggest event is the annual Humanities Ball, a fundraising ball whose proceeds go to the Freedom House of Detroit. Members of Phi Alpha Theta are eligible for various History Department scholarships and national paper prizes and awards. Moreover, they have the opportunity to interact with History Department faculty and students who share a love and pursuit of historical knowledge.

To learn more about Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club at CMU, please email the group at cmuhistoryclub@gmail.com. Up-to-date information about officers and activities is available from our Facebook page. Any further questions may be directed to Phi Alpha Theta's faculty advisor at CMU, Professor Andrew Wehrman.

Phi Alpha Theta Mission Statement

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society