Student Organizations and Journal

Decorative PhotoPhi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society Inc.

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honors society whose purpose is to promote the study of history and to bring students, teachers and writers of history together in intellectual and social ways. We strive to make the study of history fun and to bring students interested in history together to form friendships with others interested in history as well as create a professional network. In the past, we have hosted events such as study nights, co-sponsored movies with the WUD Film Committee and behind-the-scenes tours of the Historical Society. As members of a national organization, Phi Alpha Theta inductees also have the opportunity to attend or present at a variety of conferences, have access to several scholarships and the option of wearing maroon and aqua cords at graduation. For more information check out our Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN) page or contact Claire Steffen.

Archive: A Journal of Undergraduate History

Archive is an award-winning journal of historical work published annually by the UW-Madison chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Any original works will be accepted for review by the editorial board of ARCHIVE. We encourage submitting scholarly papers, seminar research papers, articles, book reviews, and historical essays of reasonable length (40 pages or less double-spaced) by any undergraduate student. Non-history majors pieces are both accepted and encouraged. Recent UW-Madison Alumni are also welcome to submit their work up to a year after their graduation. To submit your work to ARCHIVE for possible publication, please follow the guidelines outlined below:

Please email your paper and the following information to (the subject of the email should be “ARCHIVE Submission 2016-2017”):

  • Full Name
  • Major
  • University you attend
  • Year in School
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Title of Paper
  • Class and Professor for which paper was written
  • Semester Written

Additional Instructions:

  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, and body of text in 12-point Times New Roman font.
  • Citations, including endnotes or footnotes, should follow Chicago Manual of Style standards. Plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Finally, please omit any reference to yourself in the text and/or cover page of the paper (i.e. your name, name of the course, professor’s name for which you wrote the paper for).

Center for Leadership and Involvement

Your link to getting involved on campus and developing your leadership potential. For more information check out the Center for Leadership and Involvement Website.