With more than 200 student organizations on campus it's easy to find people who share your interests, or to discover new ones.
History majors participate in a wide variety of student organizations, including academic clubs and societies, visual and performing arts, community service groups, health and wellness organizations, business/career-focused clubs, and faith-based groups, among many others.
If you have an idea or vision that is not realized in the existing student organizations, the Student Activities Office will work with you to develop your idea and create a new group.
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is a national honor society in history and our chapter, Alpha Nu Xi, initiates new members every spring. Members distinguish themselves by performing exceptionally high quality work in history courses and overall excellence in all their classes. Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta has grown to more than 900 chapters nationwide. It is a professional society that promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication, and the exchange of learning among historians in a variety of ways. It seeks to bring students and faculty together both intellectually and socially for mutual understanding and encouragement in their common interest in the study of history. At Davidson, members of Phi Alpha Theta take the lead in several areas of departmental life, including organizing History social events. Students also have the opportunity to present research at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conferences.
Davidson History Journal
In 2017, several Davidson students founded Davidson History Journal, an online publication sponsored by Davidson’s History Department, and written, edited, and published by Davidson students. The journal seeks to provide an outlet for history-related content created by Davidson students and to share these accomplishments with a wider audience. Here, students are able to publish research projects developed in their courses. One special issue of the DHJ offered a multimedia focus on historical memory, including student work on memory from various academic disciplines and featuring work from the course HIS 301: Making History which involved a study trip to London.