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 4 courses in History 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.)

2018-’19 Contacts

Phi Alpha Theta Officers:
   President:  Annika Lundeberg (,
   Secretary:  Gray Quale (,
   Treasurer:  Nelson Pike (

Faculty Advisor:  Christopher Elias (, Visiting Assistant Professor of History,  Holland Hall 217,  507-786-2169
Academic Administrative Assistant:  Nancy Hollinger (,  Holland Hall 327,  507-786-3167

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.
Contact information for the Society for Ancient History.