Student Organizations

The Department of History and Geography offers extracurricular opportunities that provide students with scholarly enrichment and social 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

  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Clio-History Club

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the international honors 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, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. It seeks to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by members in a variety of ways.

The website for the national organization is:

CLIO-History Club

CLIO is an organization dedicated to promoting interest in the field of history among students at Nicholls State University.  The club is open to students at every level and in every major.  To achieve its mission, Clio makes historically-related excursions, attends lectures, and holds various social events.  Please contact Ms Jennifer W. Anselmi if you are interested in joining Clio.

Jennifer Williams Anselmi
Phi Alpha Theta Faculty Adviser
Department of History and Geography
Nicholls State University
(985) 448-4255