The Department of History and Geography offers a wide array of extracurricular opportunities that provide Majors and Minor with hands-on experience in their respective field of study, scholarly enrichment, and interaction with colleagues and professors. These organizations and honor societies demonstrate a commitment on the part of the Department of History and Geography to make the Nicholls experience a rewarding one, consistent with the University pledge of providing “education with a personal touch.”
List of Clubs & Honor Societies
- CLIO-History Club
- Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the international honorary society for history. It was organized in 1921 and the Nicholls Chapter, Omicron-Chi, was organized in 1969. It is a professional society whose purpose is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It provides scholarships and various monetary awards. Students from Nicholls have presented papers at the regional convention of PAT.
This Nicholls chapter has had a number of activities, both social and academic. These include the annual pool party, a trip to the D-Day museum, visits to a graduate seminar at another university, a works-in progress program, and other field trips. The decisions as to what will be done belong to the students.
The website for the national organization is:
CLIO is for all students interested in learning more about History. Interested students should contact Russell Price.