Phi Alpha Theta (PAT) promotes awareness of history and sponsors history-related events on campus. The Wheaton College chapter of Phi Alpha Theta sponsors varies activities within the History Department, as well as campus-wide, to foster history exploration as well as community. Members are encouraged to present research papers in regional competitions.
On the national level, Phi Alpha Theta offers a number of prizes and awards for outstanding student work. Phi Alpha Theta is open to Wheaton students with twelve or more credits in history, a GPA of 3.4 in history, and an overall GPA of 3.1.