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Department of History 

 Phi Alpha Theta Rho Iota Chapter 



The Rho Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has received multiple Best Chapter awards in the past decade. Our student journal, The Stone House Review, is published yearly and gives students an excellent opportunity to have one of their papers appear in print.

Founded by Nels Andrew Cleven in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The group seeks to bring together students, teachers and writers of history for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

Since its inauguration, PAT has grown to more than seven hundred chapters in fifty states. It has the distinction of having more chapters than any other accredited honor society, holding one of the earliest memberships in the Association of College Honor Societies. The total number of initiates since its inception is more than 240,000.

Anyone seeking additional information should contact our chapter's faculty advisor, Dr. Carlis White. You can reach Dr. White by email at or by phone at (724) 738-4912.


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