Phi Alpha Theta, established in 1921, is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history with over 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. Phi Alpha Theta brings students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by members in a variety of ways.
Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in 75 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.