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History students have the opportunity to join Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, and any student can join History Club!

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional honor 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.

To join the society, undergraduate students must complete at least 12 semester hours in history (four courses) with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.1 in history, have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall, and be in the top 35 percent of their class. Membership is not limited to history majors. Graduate students should have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours towards their Master’s Degree in History, have a GPA of better than 3.5, and shall have completed approximately 30% of the residence requirements for the Master’s Degree.

Faculty members above the rank of instructor are also welcome to the join Phi Alpha Theta.

Members of the UWF Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta pay dues of $40. For more information on Phi Alpha Theta, visit


History Club

The UWF History Club has no grade or course work requirements. The only requirement is a $10 annual membership fee. Two general club meetings are held each month to discuss upcoming club events and activities.

Each semester, the club hosts a public history lecture and participates in community activities such as Relay for Life and Heart Ball. The club also sponsors a “Back to School” party each fall for members to mingle and interact with faculty and friends.

In addition, the club travels to a historic city each semester to tour landmarks and participate in scheduled educational activities.

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