Student Organizations

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the international honorary history society. It was founded in 1921 and today has more than 725
chapters in fifty states, Puerto Rico, Canada, and the Philippines. The purpose of Phi Alpha Theta is to recognize
those students who excel in the study of history and to provide support for historical studies on college and
university campuses.  Qualifications:  St. Olaf College’s Chi Sigma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta membership
requires you to have completed at least 12 semester hours in History (4 courses), with a GPA of 3.1 or higher,
and have a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. (It is not necessary to be a History major to join, although most initiates
are, of course.)

Contact:  Faculty Advisor, J. Laurel Carrington, Professor of History, Holland Hall 509, campus phone:
507-786-3628; e-mail: carringt@stolaf.edu


Society for Ancient History

This is a campus group dedicated to the exploration of all ancient societies in a fun and informative manner.
We meet to sample ancient foods, discuss ancient events, share interesting articles, and travel to exhibits.
If you have an interest in the classics or history please come and join us.

For further information, please see the SAH website.