Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society
Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in New York City as a national honor society for professors and students of theology and religious studies. Its prime purpose is to recognize excellence and to further growth in theology and religious studies at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Theta Alpha Kappa seeks to encourage research, good teaching, and publication; to encourage an exchange of learning and thought among scholars; and to bring together students and teachers in the discipline in an intellectual and social fellowship.
The University of San Diego’s Alpha Chi Chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1982. It became the forty-sixth chapter of ΘAK, which now has more than 200 chapters in the United States.
Alpha Chi Chapter has flourished at the university, holding annual inductions for eligible students. Criteria for membership as required by the society’s constitution are: a minimum 3.5 cum in theology and religious studies, a 3.0 or higher GPA, a class rank of 30% or higher, and completion of five courses in the discipline. Membership in Alpha Chi Chapter is restricted to majors and minors in theology and religious studies.