In both the Fall and Spring we induct new members into Phi Alpha Theta through a bizarre and solemn induction ceremony. To become a member of the Tau Beta chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international history honor society
, you need a 3.3 GPA in 12 completed hours of history credit and a 3.0 GPA overall. We generally count BIC courses, AP History courses, and transfer credits in history towards the 12 hours. Membership applications (available in the History office, Tidwell 215), an unofficial transcript (available free of charge from Academic Records), and the $55 lifetime membership fee should be turned in to the History Department office before the deadline each semester.