Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society at the University of New Hampshire, is an international scholastic organization dedicated to promoting historical study on the undergraduate and graduate levels. Admission to the UNH Psi Pi chapter (est April 18, 1978) is open to undergraduate and graduate history students who are elected based on demonstrated competency in course work. Persons seeking information on membership should contact Professor Michael Leese in the History Department. Phi Alpha Theta sponsors annual awards for undergraduates and graduate papers in history submitted as course requirements in the History Department, sponsors symposia on the local and regional levels, and publishes a distinguished national scholarly periodical, The Historian. The Psi Pi chapter at the University of New Hampshire also sponsors lectures and colloquia in which student members participate and holds its initiation of new members during the reading period each May (this is an invitation-event only).
Prof. Michael Leese is the faculty advisor.
Psi Pi chapter-specific Phi Alpha Theta Requirements
Overall minimum GPA of 3.0
Minimum GPA in History courses of 3.4
12 credit hours completed in history courses (designated by "HIST"), one of which must be HIST 500
Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors who have completed the above requirements.
Overall minimum GPA of 3.5
12 credit hours completed in history courses (designated by "HIST")
Open to MAs and PhDs