Undergraduate Life in History

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Student Activities and Associations

In 2005–2006, Carolina had 636 student co-curricular organizations that were extended official University recognition. These organizations plan activities, programs, and services that address a wide span of interests. From public service projects and recreation tournaments to performances and media, there is something for everyone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on the list of organizations, it is a fairly simple process to start an organization. Click here to learn more about student activities and organizations at UNC.

The Undergraduate History Club

The UNC History Club is an organization for undergraduate students that hosts events and serves as a networking tool for history majors. The club holds a few events each semester, which include things from special topic lectures, movies, and career information sessions to talks on the process of getting books in the history field published, careers in public history, and trips to historical fairs and battlefields. Questions, suggestions, or requests to join the listserv can be sent to unchistoryclub@gmail.com.

Phi Alpha Theta

The UNC History Department has a chapter of the National History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta. Phi Alpha Theta has a long and distinguished history, as it was founded in 1921 and has 820 chapters nationwide. At Carolina, Phi Alpha Theta sponsors a number of activities related to history throughout the academic year.

The History Department recruits members for Phi Alpha Theta during the fall semester. If you are a History major, you will receive information about joining Phi Alpha Theta through the listserv for History majors. You may also inquire at the Office of the Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies in History, Hamilton Hall 556. To join Phi Alpha Theta a student must have completed at least 12 credit hours of history courses at UNC, have a minimum of a 3.1 grade point average in history, and have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average overall.

For more information about Phi Alpha Theta, please go to http:/www.phialphatheta.org

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