Alpha Mu Iota, the University of Texas at Dallas chapter of Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honors society with more than 800 active chapters across the country. Activities include regular regional conferences and a biannual national conference, a peer reviewed journal and ample opportunities for networking and support. The organization is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and awards more than twenty-five scholarships and grants annually.

The Alpha Mu Iota chapter was founded in 2006. We organize programs during the semester ranging from "history on film" nights to lectures, workshops, and social events.

2013-14 Alpha Mu Iota Chapter Officers
    President: Anthony Milano
    Secretary: Katelyn McWilliams
    Treasurer: Elizabeth Rainieri
    Graduate VP: Margaret Metcalf
    Undergrad VP: Desiree Berger


"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."


Membership Requirements
(Membership is not limited to History majors)

Undergraduate Students and 1st Semester Graduate Students:

  • At least 12 semester hours in History
  • At least three (3) semester hours of the above courses must be upper division (3-or 4000-level)
  • GPA of at least 3.3 in History
  • GPA of 3.0 or better overall.

Graduate Students:

  • GPA of better than 3.5 overall
  • At least 12 semester hours in History (undergraduate + graduate)

Benefits of Membership

A one-time $50 membership fee offers lifetime membership in Phi Alpha Theta, and a one-year subscription to The Historian, Phi Alpha Theta's quarterly journal. As a member, you are also eligible to wear honor cords at graduation, participate in Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conferences, and apply for nine scholarships and six paper prizes. Membership also provides an opportunity to interact and engage with other history students and faculty outside of the classroom.

Download a membership application HERE.

Submit your application to our faculty adviser, Michael Farmer (JO 5.612). Approved applicants will be notified and invited to attend the next Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony, held in both the Fall and Spring semesters.