The 2020-2022 Presidential Initiative

This national campaign highlights Phi Alpha Theta’s work to build student confidence by:

  • Encouraging first-time presentations at Phi Alpha Theta regional conferences and biennial national conventions
  • Promoting professional development through robust scholarship and paper prize competitions
  • Fostering a culture of confidence throughout our society that empowers aspiring historians to believe in their abilities

Promoting student confidence is woven deeply into Phi Alpha Theta’s DNA.  As we prepare to mark our 100th birthday, the Student Confidence Initiative reminds us of Phi Alpha Theta’s enduring commitment to shape future generations of confident and talented historians.

You can join the Confidence Campaign by:

  • Connecting with Phi Alpha Theta on social media and telling us how the organization has positively impacted your personal confidence and professional development.  You can find PAT at:

Instagram:   @phialphatheta


You Tube:       phialphatheta

Twitter:          @PAT_History

You can also:

  • Present a paper at a regional conference
  • Apply for a Phi Alpha Theta undergraduate or graduate scholarship
  • Submit a paper to the Phi Alpha Theta Paper Prize Competition
  • Host workshops on your campus where students gain professional skills in writing or presenting papers
  • Encourage your advisor to establish a Phi Alpha Theta student journal that highlights student research
  • Believe in your abilities and seek out positive role models and mentors
  • Encourage other PAT members to continue to strive for academic excellence
  • Tell Phi Alpha Theta President Jake Blosser what you are doing to celebrate our culture of confidence.  He can be found at:

          Facebook:           Pat Prez Jake Blosser

          Instagram:           Pat.Prez.Jake