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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Gain valuable perspective on today's global society through the study of history.

LuAnn McCracken Fletcher, Ph.D.
Chair of the Department of History, Literature, and Languages
610-437-4471 ext. 3396

Honor Society

Eligible students may join Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for undergraduates in history.

Phi Alpha Theta is the international history honor society, the purpose of which is to recognize achievement in the study of history. The society encourages the pursuit of historical truth and promotes interest in historical activities.

The Cedar Crest chapter presents tremendous leadership opportunities for members, who organize all of the group’s activities, including lectures, film programs, and trips to historic sites such as:

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Gettysburg, Pa.
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, National Historic Site, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Members have also presented papers at Phi Alpha Theta regional and national conventions.


Students are inducted into Phi Alpha Theta at an annual ceremony after they have completed and maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or above in four history courses, and a grade point average of 3.0 or above in their other courses.

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In addition to recognizing academic achievement, Phi Alpha Theta sponsors activities including lectures, film programs and field trips to places with historical significance such as Gettysburg and The Holocaust Museum.