Extracurricular Activities

Students have the opportunities to join the History Club, become a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, and participate in student-faculty research.

Phi Alpha Theta

The Phi Alpha Theta, Omega Phi Chapter at the College of Charleston, is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways. Interested in becoming a member? Just complete the application for membership in Phi Alpha Theta.

History Club

This club is open to all students with an interest in History. The History Club is a college campus organization devoted to providing a forum for historical exploration and discourse to any student with an interest in the field of history. As a club, we seek to provide students a social setting to meet fellow history scholars through a series of trips to historical sites, lectures, movie showings, and social gatherings.
The History Department offers the Outstanding Student Award each year to a graduating senior with a GPA of 3.5 (cum laude) and SERVICE to the History Club or Phi Alpha Theta.

The History Club meets weekly. Email Jamie O'Brien for information.

Student-Faculty Research

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Program (URCA) and the summer research program (SURF) support and fund scholarly research of undergraduate students and their faculty mentors.
For example, Senior Madison Edwards, History major and African Studies minor was awarded a summer SURF grant for four weeks of research in Gambia and Senegal, Africa. Madison will research connections between the Lowcountry and West Africa and the Atlantic slave trade. Follow Madison's adventures and research in Gambia on her blog. Her advisor and mentor is Dr. Assan Sarr, Assistant Professor of History.