Phi Alpha Theta

National Honor Society

Alpha-Kappa-Iota Chapter


Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ)--The History Department hosts a chapter of the national history honor society.  Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (four 3 sh courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History courses, and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. Students enrolled in an online program are not eligible. Membership is not limited to History majors. For more information, please visit: and .

Membership Application Form


Phi Alpha Theta NY Upper Regional Conference, April 29, 2017

Sponsored by the SUNY Oneonta and Hartwick College Phi Alpha Theta Chapters


We invite proposals on all topics and all periods of history for the 2017 Upper New York Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, from undergraduates and recent graduates. Please note that only Phi Alpha Theta member papers are eligible for best paper conference awards. Proposals should include the presenter’s contact information and an abstract (250-word maximum) clearly summarizing the argument and the sources consulted. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to present, with questions and comments to follow.

Deadline for abstracts: Friday, February 17.

Deadline for complete papers: Friday, April 7.

The standard $10 per person fee applies and is payable in advance.

Email all proposals and inquiries to: Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn and Dr. April Harper

Call for Papers Poster

Conference Registration Form



For those seeking accommodation in the Oneonta area, we have arranged budget accommodation in dorm rooms in Denison Hall, a wing of our main conference center, Morris Hall, of the SUNY Oneonta Campus.  Denison Hall is quiet and not part of a main dorm complex. Rates are $50/single room and $65 for a double room ($32.50/person).  Linens do come with the room (beds are made up, towels, wash cloth, and hand towel).  If you are interested, please contact Donna Toombs directly at  Please state you are attending the Phi Alpha Theta conference and let her know if you seek one or two nights’ accommodation.

For those seeking other accommodation, Oneonta has a variety of hotels, including the Marriott at $152 per night and the Hampton Inn at 179 per night. The weekend of April 28/29/30 is part of peak season in Oneonta and so we recommend reserving rooms sooner, rather than later, especially if you are seeking reservations at hotels, rather than the Oneonta dorm rooms. These hotels have not allowed us to book as a conference so if you are interested, you need to book over the phone or through a booking agent such as, priceline, etc.
Marriott Courtyard 116 Courtyard Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820  607-432-2200

Hampton Inn  225 River St., Oneonta, NY 13820,  607-433-9000



2014 Phi Alpha Theta NY Upper Regional Conference Program