Phi Alpha Theta

PAT Regional History Conference Information, March 21, 2015
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Venue: Weber State University Student Union Building, Ogden, Utah
Eligibility: Undergraduates and Graduate Students are eligible to present papers on historical topics at this regional conference that will traditionally includes students from the following universities: Utah State University; Weber State University; the University of Utah; Westminster College; Utah Valley University; Brigham Young University; Southern Utah University; students enrolled at other universities are also welcome.  A student does not need to be a Phi Alpha Theta member or a History major to present, however, only PAT members will be eligible to receive prizes for their papers.  Students who have graduated in December 2014 are eligible to present at this conference.
Key Dates:
  • 13 February 2015: Abstract & paper title due by email to (200 words or less; also include a title and indicate whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student).  At this point the student does not need a completed paper, only an abstract.
  • 12 March 2015: Paper due on any historical topic (10 pages or longer).
  • 21 March 2015: Conference at WSU (light breakfast and lunch will be provided complimentary to participants)
Logistical information and conference program: TBA; students should estimate that they may have approximately 20 minutes to present their papers (with or without use of PowerPoint) (although the precise times will depend upon the panel on which you are placed).
Questions? Direct questions to your campus PAT advisor or to:
WSU Alpha Gamma Omicron Chapter Information:
Phi Alpha Theta is the National History Honor Society dedicated to research, publication, teaching, and an exchange of ideas among historians.  At WSU we have an active membership that participates regularly in conferences and fundraisers. Alpha Gamma Omicron is skillfully led by an officer corps that works diligently to promote PAT and develop interesting, fun, and educational opportunities for its members.
Recent PAT Member Prize Winners:
  • 2014: Christianna Disque, PAT Regional Conference at Brigham Young University, Award for Second Place Undergraduate Paper, “The Renaissance Witch and the Catholic Church: Social Power and Control of the Supernatural”
  • 2013: Maria Georgiou, PAT Regional Conference at Utah State University, Award for Second Place Undergraduate Paper, “Martin Luther’s Views on Women and Witchcraft”
  • 2011: Alexandria Waltz, PAT Regional Conference at University of Utah, Award for Best Undergraduate Paper "The Youth Rock and Roll Club Culture of 1970s and 1980s Los Angeles"
Reasons to Join PAT:
  • Opportunity to present papers and receive prizes at regional and national conferences.
  • PAT looks great on graduate school applications or a resume for teaching positions; and frequently provides opportunities to work especially close with faculty and to develop relationships leading to strong letters of recommendations for graduate programs and employment.
  • Official Phi Alpha Theta Honor cords for graduating seniors.
Eligibility Requirements:
The Alpha Gamma Omicron Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta admits members during both Fall and Spring Semesters. The following requirements must be met at the time of application:
  1. 12 completed hours of History classes
  2. 3.5 minimum GPA in History classes
  3. 3.0 minimum Cumulative GPA
  4. $45 membership fee (includes Lifetime PAT Membership, one-year subscription to The Historian and The New Letter, and Alpha Gamma Omicron $5 chapter dues)
Becoming a Member:
Submit completed application form including unofficial WSU transcripts and $45 (cash or check made payable to “Weber State University” and list Phi Alpha Theta in memo line) to the Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Advisor or the History Dept office, SS234.
Once your completed application has been accepted, you will be allowed to fully participate in all PAT events. You will receive an invitation to your official initiation into PAT at an end-of-semester (or otherwise indicated) ceremony. At the ceremony you will receive a membership certificate.
Advisor : Dr. Branden Little, SS248,801.626.6710,
PAT’s national site: