Faculty Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Horodowich
At New Mexico State University, Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) serves a dual purpose as the local Rho-Zeta chapter of the International Honor Society in History and as the History Graduate Student Organization (GSO). Undergraduate students are certainly welcome and encouraged to join and participate.
Involvement with the GSO does not require official membership to the national organization, but is strongly encouraged for furthering one’s personal and professional development. If you would like to be considered for an officer position you must be a member of the national organization.
The requirements for membership to the national organization can be found at phialphatheta.org/membership-requirements.
To join Phi Alpha Theta at New Mexico State University:
Option 1 — National and Local Membership
Bring the application form and a check made payable to “Phi Alpha Theta” in the amount of $80.00 to the History Department Secretary Mary Holguin located in Room 239, 2nd Floor Breland Hall. The $80.00 fee is a one-time lifetime membership fee to both our local chapter and the national organization. There are no annual dues.
Fee Breakdown and Important Information:
*The additional $30.00 is a lifetime membership fee to our local chapter. These fees are paid only once.
According to: phialphatheta.org/membership-requirements there is a “one-time initiation fee of $50.00 per student [which] is payable at the time of initiation. This fee includes a membership certificate and four issues of our journal, The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership.” Additionally, if you would like to be an “active” member of the national organization you can continue your subscription to The Historian and/or the Phi Alpha Theta Newsletter at: Phi Alpha Theta Marketplace – Subscriptions.
For more information please visit phialphatheta.org
Option 2 — Local Membership Only. *Please be advised that this option has no affiliation with the national organization.
Bring the application form and a check made payable to “Phi Alpha Theta” in the amount of $30.00 to the History Department Secretary Mary Holguin located in Room 239, 2nd Floor Breland Hall. The $30.00 fee is a one-time lifetime membership fee to our local chapter. There are no annual dues.
There is no deadline for local membership.
*If you would like a t-shirt, please add an additional $20.00 (*cost pending*) and indicate on your application what size.
Each spring, NMSU’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta attends a regional conference at which students present original research essays. This is not only a rewarding experience, for graduate students it can fulfill your public speaking requirement.
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