Starting a Chapter

To Deans, Provosts, and Department/Program Chairs:

Thank you for your interest in the establishment of a chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa at your institution. We believe our organization can serve to promote and enhance excellence in the study of religion/theology at accredited institutions of higher education; we look forward to receiving a formal application from your college, university, or theological school.

Elsewhere on this website, you will find information about our society, its principles, policies, procedures, awards, and activities. Above you will find a link to instructions and an application form for establishing a new chapter. The completed application form, with a cover letter and descriptive materials about your program, should be emailed as one PDF to the Vice President of Theta Alpha Kappa, Sr. Mary Kate Birge, SSJ, Theology Department, Mount St. Mary’s University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg, Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 (

There is no need to send money with the application; you will be invoiced upon approval of your application. Sr. Mary Kate Birge will be glad to assist you in proceeding toward chartering a chapter. Please feel free to contact her for any information or assistance you may need. She can be reached at the above email address or 301-305-6051.

Yours truly,

Sr. Mary Kate Birge, SSJ
Vice President, Board of Directors, Theta Alpha Kappa
The National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology