Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society, formed to bring historians - students, teachers, and writers - together to promote learning, researching, and writing by its members. Founded in 1921, today it boasts over 870 chapters and 350,000 lifetime members. GW's Phi Chi Chapter was reactivated in 2008 and has been increasingly active since then. In 2014 the GW Phi Chi Chapter hosted the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at the George Washington University, to great acclaim. Students will travel to Orlando, Florida in January 2016 to present research at the 2016 National Conference.

Information about joining Phi Alpha Theta can be found by emailing the Phi Chi chapter.


2015-2016 Officers

President: Mallory Richardson (B.A. '16)

Vice President: Joe Albanese (B.A. '17)

Treasurer: Rodolfo Martinez-Don (B.A. '17)

Secretary: Madeline Crispell (B.A. '16)

Historian: Andrea Marshall (B.A. '15, M.A. '17)




2016-2017 Officers Announced!

The 2016-2017 Phi Alpha Theta Officers have been elected! We've also created two additional positions to help our organization serve the study body better. Congratulations!

President: Joe Albanese
Vice President: Rodolfo Martinez-Don
Secretary: Andrea Marshall
Treasurer: Sam Pfister
Historian: Kate White

*** New positions! ***
Director of Communications: Brian Wivell
Director of Membership: Jonathan Adams

2016 Phi Alpha Theta National Conference in Orlando, Florida


Four members of the GW chapter of Phi Alpha Theta presented research at the 2016 Phi Alpha Theta National Conference in Orlando, Florida. Also in attendance were Professors Tom Long and Denver Brunsman...and a colonial-clad Mickey Mouse!

2014 Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

The Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, which represents 29 college and universities, was hosted by the Phi Chi Chapter at George Washington University on March 29, 2014.