Phi Alpha Theta/ the History Club’s mission is to create an environment of historical interest that facilitates learning and creative thinking. The History Club is open to anyone who has an interest in history. Members have participated in preserving history through community service projects like collecting oral histories and landscaping the historic Civil War battlefield at Chickamauga. They also worship together at special club convocations and vespers, and participate in fun activities like costume galas and election parties. Phi Alpha Theta is for history majors and minors who maintain an above-average academic record. To achieve membership in Phi Alpha Theta one must fill out an application and pay one-time dues to Phi Alpha Theta. Membership is valid for life and includes a one-year subscription to The Historian, the academic journal of Phi Alpha Theta, and opportunities to apply for Phi Alpha Theta-sponsored scholarships.