Members of the honor society are inducted into the national organization through the Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. To begin the application process, please fill out the Membership Application.
Undergraduate students must complete at least 12 semester hours in History (4 courses) with a GPA of at least 3.1 in History, have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall, and be in the top 35% of the class. Membership is not limited to students with a History major. 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.
At initiation, students pay a one-time fee of $45.00. This payment includes the fee for a lifetime membership, membership certificate, and four issues of our journal, The Historian. Five dollars of the one-time fee is paid to Omicron Chapter. To raise funds for local activities, chapter members hold a Book and Bake sale each semester. Members may also continue their support for the honor society by subscribing to The Historian and/or to our newsletter.