Starting a Chapter

Instructions for Chartering a New 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 to the Vice President of Theta Alpha Kappa, Dr. David Nikkel, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina-Pembroke (

There is no need to send money with the application; you will be invoiced upon approval of your application. Professor Nikkel will be glad to assist you in proceeding toward chartering a chapter. Please feel free to contact him for any information or assistance you may need. He can be reached at the above email address or 910-521-6892.

Yours truly,

David Nikkel
Vice President President, Theta Alpha Kappa
The National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology