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The Department of History provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved.

Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta (Zeta Nu Chapter) is the national history honor society. To join, you need to have completed 12 hours of history, have a grade point average of 3.1 in history, and an overall grade point average of 3.0. Membership entitles you to participate in the organization's activities and receive the academic journal The Historian. To learn more, or to join, contact Phi Alpha Theta faculty advisor Kenneth J. Winkle at

History Club

History Club is open to any student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is interested in history. Although History Club often meets with Phi Alpha Theta, membership entails no academic requirements or fees. Club events include movie night, meet the professor night (at which faculty members discuss their research), American Civil War re-enactments, and workshops on applying to graduate school.

History Graduate Students’ Association

The History Graduate Students’ Association (HGSA) aims to build and maintain a collegial graduate student community and represent the interests of this community to University faculty, staff, and administration. Every History graduate student is welcome to be a HGSA member, participate in our formal and informal meetings, attend professional development workshops, run for our leadership positions, and help organize the annual James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities.