Office of the President

Professor Vivian-Lee Nyitray
Department of Religious Studies
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1251

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. Linked below on this page are 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 sent to the Vice President of Theta Alpha Kappa:

Professor R. Blake Michael
Department of Religion
Phillips Hall 117D
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

There is no need to send money with the application; you will be invoiced upon approval of your application.

Professor Michael 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 (740) 368-3828 or via e-mail at

Yours truly,
Vivian-Lee Nyitray, President
Theta Alpha Kappa
National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology

Instructions for Chartering a New Chapter

Application for Chartering a New Chapter