Zeta Mu Chapter was formed at USD in 1957, and since that time has inducted over 550 members. Professor Scott Breuninger is the faculty advisor for the local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. Majors are inducted into Phi Alpha Theta at the awards banquet each spring.
The Society publishes The Historian, a distinguished quarterly with articles written by members with interests in all fields of history. It also contains numerous reviews of scholarly books and other items of interest. The Historian is one of the most widely circulated scholarly historical journals published in the United States.
The Student History Club hosts activities ranging from meals using recipes from various historical periods, excursions to regional historical sites and performances and exhibits in Omaha.