Office of the President

Professor Kelley Coblentz Bautch
St. Edward's University
CPO 774
3001 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78404

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:

Dr. David Nikkel
Department of Philosophy and Religion
University of North Carolina-Pembroke
Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

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 (910) 521-6892 or via e-mail at   

Yours truly,
Kelley Coblentz Bautch
Theta Alpha Kappa
National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology

Instructions for Chartering a New Chapter

Application for Chartering a New Chapter