Founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale (the Bronx) New York, Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion, and it currently hosts over 200 local chapters throughout the United States. Theta Alpha Kappa is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Winthrop University was granted a local branch in the Fall of 2006, and inducted the first members during the Spring semester, 2007.
Theta Alpha Kappa is a related scholarly organization of the American Academy of Religion, an affiliate society of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion. Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education. Honoring excellence in these academic fields is its primary purpose.
If you are interested in joining ΘΑΚ and meet the requirements, contact the advisor: Dr. Kiblinger, Kinard 324, 803/323-4650.