Phi Alpha Theta - Theta-Pi Chapter

The National Honor Society in History, Phi Alpha Theta, was founded at the University of Arkansas in 1921, with the intention to encourage the study of history and to recognize excellence in history. On May 31, 1962, the Theta-Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at Orange County State College (now California State University, Fullerton). Among its charter members were Bill Langsdorf (the university's first president), Giles Brown (the university's first dean of Graduate Studies), Ernie Toy (the university's first librarian), and Larry de Graaf (one of the university's founding faculty members). The chapter has won the organization's "Best Chapter Award" numerous times, and its journal, The Welebaethan, regularly receives national accolades. As of May 30, 2020, the chapter has initiated 2,142 members.

For information on Phi Alpha Theta (including the events below), please contact Dr. Stephen O'Connor via email or see the bulletin board next to the History Department Office (Humanities Building 815 F).

Spring 2021 Calendar of Events (all events will take place via Zoom)

Friday, February 5, 4pm-5pm, Welcome Back PAT Event

Friday, February 19, 7pm-8:30pm, Jackbox Games Night

Wednesday, February 24, 7pm-8:30pm, Understanding African American Experiences Through History

Wednesday, March 3, 1pm-2pm, PAT Workshop #1: Resume

Tuesday, March 16, Time TBD, Thing To Do With A History Degree: Onikah Asamoa-Caesar, Fulton Street Books & Coffee

Wednesday, March 24, 1pm-2pm, PAT Workshop #2: Grad School Applications

Thursday, April 15, 7pm-8:30pm, Conversations With Scholars: "Letters, Narratives, and Relevancy: Researching and Teaching Latina and Public History," with Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel

Wednesday, April 24, 7pm-8:30pm, Understanding Asian American Experiences Through History 

Saturday, May 8, 1pm-2pm, PAT Initiation Ceremony 

Spring 2021 Events Archive

For a list of recordings of PAT's past events, please view the PAT YouTube Channel.