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Phi Alpha Theta Mission Statement

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.  We seek to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.  

Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students must complete at least 12 semester hours in history (four 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 their class. Membership is not limited to history majors.
History of the Gamma Xi Chapter

Utica College officially received a charter for the Gamma Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, on March 30, 1950.  On this date 22 students were inducted into the new organization.  Since then Gamma Xi has continued to seek out and receive new students into its members who have an interest in the field of history and continually excel in the field of history.  Gamma Xi is one of the oldest organizations in Utica College's history.  It has inducted over 375 students.  


Chapter Advisor:

Dr. Kathryn Silva (


Fall 2013 Inductees

Spring 2015 Induction Ceremony

Spring 2014 Induction Ceremony

Spring 2013 Induction Ceremony