Student Organizations and Resources

Phi Alpha Theta

The Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society is a national honor society devoted to the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among current and future historians. Established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, 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.

The Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at Texas Woman’s University in 1960 and is dedicated to supporting students interested in history and history-related fields. Chapter activities include:

  • Presenting research at national and regional conferences
  • Organizing field trips
  • Publishing the award-winning student journal, Ibid.
  • Hosting guest speakers
  • Sponsoring movie nights
  • Workshops

The Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta also publishes Ibid.: A Student History Journal, which is an annual peer-reviewed journal open to all TWU undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, contact chapter advisor Dr. Jacob Blosser at

History and Political Science Graduate Student Association (HGSA)

The History and Political Science Graduate Student Association (HGSA) is an organization for graduate students majoring in either history or government. The organization's purpose is to encourage comradery between all department graduate students and to provide a forum in which their ideas flourish. The HGSA meets several times during the semester and has an organization forum on Blackboard. For more information regarding HGSA, contact the History and Government department at

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