The History Club is open to anyone who has an interest in history. The club has participated in many fun activities, including helping preserve history through community service projects like collecting oral histories, landscaping the historic Civil War battlefield at Chickamauga, worshipping together at special club convocations and vespers, and participating in fun activities like a costume gala and election parties.
To join the History Club, contact Lisa Clark Diller.
Phi Alpha Theta ΦΑΘ
Sigma-Alpha is Southern's chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta. Phi Alpha Theta is for history and political studies majors and minors who maintain an above-average academic record. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is achieved by filling out an application and paying one-time dues to Phi Alpha Theta. Membership is valid for life and includes a one-year subscription to The Historian, the academic journal of Phi Alpha Theta, and opportunities to apply for Phi Alpha Theta sponsored scholarships.
For more information about Phi Alpha Theta or to fill out an application, contact Lisa Clark Diller.
The National Honor Society: Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta, an American honor society, was established on March 17, 1921. It is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promotes and assists historical research and publication by its members in a variety of ways.
As part of its commitment to academic excellence, Phi Alpha Theta continues to participate actively, through its Executive Director and President, in the Association of College Honor Societies. Phi Alpha Theta enjoys the distinction of being one of three original departmental honor societies with membership in the ACHS.
Members of Phi Alpha Theta are eligible to apply for the honor society's awards and scholarships offered each year. Phi Alpha Theta awards scholarships and other prizes on the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. All student members are eligible to present a paper at our Biennial Convention and at the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Meeting in their area.
There is a one-time $50 National induction fee. Inductions are usually during the first semester of each year. Submit money to Jamie Thompson at Brock Hall 3010.