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Department of History

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Clubs and Student Organizations

Clubs and student organizations are a great way to get to know students who share your passion for history. 

Graduate History Association

The purpose of the Graduate History Association is to provide community among the history graduate students, networking opportunities, a framework for professional advancement, and a link between faculty and students. 

Faculty Advisor: Matt Childs

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a national history honors organization. USC is proud to have had a chapter for over 30 years. The organization focuses on helping students succeed in their academic career and help to move into a professional career through workshops, seminars, networking with professionals, etc. It also offers opportunities to visit local historical sites and get behind-the-scenes tours. If you were previously a member at another institution, transferring your membership is easy. To get more info, contact Tyler McNamara at

Start a Club

Exploring a passion with your fellow students can be fun and rewarding. If you have an idea for a new club or student organization, go ahead and start it!


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