Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney is the parent institution of both the Medical College of Virginia and Union Theological Seminary (Presbyterian).
Membership Criteria for Phi Alpha Theta
Membership in Phi Alpha Theta at Hampden-Sydney follows national requirements.
• Members must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in history courses at Hampden-Sydney College.
• Members must have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and 3.0 or better overall. • Members must be in the top 35% of their class.
Members do not need to be history majors, however.
Generally, students will be invited to apply during the spring semester. Membership dues are $40 to meet the national fees; there are no chapter fees.
Notably, members of Phi Alpha Theta are generally recognized by the federal government as having demonstrated academic merit, and thus may qualify for starting positions at GS-7 rather than GS-5 (educational background of a bachelor's degree).