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    EWU History Club brings students and professors together for intellectual and social exchanges. If you like to hang out with people who share your enthusiasm for old stuff - whether it's ancient Egypt, colonial architecture, or Cold War Politics - then consider joining.   There are no fees or requirement that you be a member of Phi Alpha Theta to participate in History Club!   

    Here are some of the things we do:  

    Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honors society, which has 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters across the United States and Canada. There is a one-time initiation fee and once you join, you are a member for life. Being a member of this organization looks great on your resume and will be well regarded by potential employers.  Members also have the opportunity to network with the professional historical community by going to regional conferences and learning about resources for professionals and history buffs in the Spokane area.  

    Membership requirements for the national Phi Alpha Theta organization:

    Undergraduates: - Must have at least 12 quarter credits in history (or 3 courses)
    - Must have a GPA of at least 3.1 in history and a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA.

    Graduate Students: - Must have at least 12 quarter credits toward their Master's Degree.
    - Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.

    Membership application:  Submit the completed application and a $50 check (made payable to Phi Alpha Theta) - to the History Department Secretary.  Current Membership Application

    Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference: The annual Phi Alpha Theta regional conference allows students to present original research and meet other historians from around the Northwest. Active members of EWU History Club are fully funded if they choose to present at the regional conference.

    Officers for the Omega Psi Chapter, 2017-2018:

    EWU Phi Alpha Theta Officers 2017-2018

    Contact Information:  EWU: Email: Facebook: Twitter:   EWU_HistoryClub OrgSync: Faculty Advisor:   Professor Ann Le Bar (509) 359-6084 103-O Patterson Hall

    National Contact: Phone: (800) 394-8195 or (813) 974-8215 Email: Website:  

    Contact Information

    Valerie Burnett
    103 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004-2424

    phone: 509.359.6238

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