Department Organizations

Art/History Club

  • Interested in art and/or history?

  • Want to go to galleries, museums, and other areas of interest?

  • Passionate about art and public history advocacy?

  • Like participating in social events for the historically and artistically inclined?

The Department of History and the Art History Program offer students the opportunities to engage in the above-mentioned activities through the Art/History Club. Contact student president Brandi Alexander and she can answer your questions about the club and would be happy to take any recommendations for activities.

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional honor 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. It seeks 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."

To join, undergraduate students must:

  • complete a minimum of 12 credits (4 courses) in History

  • achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall

  • be in the top 35% of their class

Students enrolled in an online program are not eligible. Membership is not limited to History majors.

Each spring semester, the Department of History inducts its new members in a community gathering that includes a reception afterward. For more information, please contact our administrative assistant, Kelly Kovalsky. You can learn more about membership requirements here.

The Classical Society

The Classical Society is dedicated to exploring and promoting ancient Greek and Roman society, language, and culture among students at Duquesne University. In recent years, our members have attended productions of ancient plays and films, hosted a costume party and Roman banquet, and held roundtable discussions on topics such as, "What can I do with a degree in Classics?" We also provide resources for Classics majors and minors searching for study partners, language tutors, academic resources, and camaraderie with other enthusiasts of antiquity.

 At our meetings, we discuss topics such as the role of mythology in popular culture books such as Harry Potter and the Hunger Games and cool discoveries in archaeology and other Classical fields. This year, our president Julia has some really great ideas for events, like going to a play in the spring and hosting a trivia night. Stay tuned for more information on our events!

The Classical Society meets several times per semester. Meetings are open to any member of the Duquesne community--students of any major or level, faculty, and staff--and refreshments are usually served. You can even join their Facebook group.

For information about The Classical Society, please contact its faculty sponsor, Dr. Sarah Alison Miller at

Professional Organizations

The Department of History holds memberships in several professional organizations in the field of History. We encourage our students to explore all these organizations have to offer, including student memberships.