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Get Involved in History

The Department is proud to sponsor chapters of Phi Alpha Theta and Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor societies of History and Political Science.

Phi Alpha Theta, Beta Zeta Chapter

Phi Alpha Theta is a national, professional History 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.

In recent years, the Beta Zeta Chapter has organized a range of activities including field trips, guest lectures, movie nights, and more. Any and all students with an interest in history are invited to join our chapter. Students interested in learning more about PAT at Otterbein should contact Jonathan DeCoster.

Officers for 2018-2019:

  • President: Cameron Cross
  • Vice-President: Raven Manygoats
  • Treasurer: Megan Schinner
  • Secretary: Emily Miller
  • Faculty Advisor: Jonathan DeCoster

Pi Sigma Alpha, Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter

Pi Sigma Alpha is a national honor society designed to bring together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. With almost seven hundred chapters, it is the only honorary for college and university students of government in the United States. Chartered in 2005, the Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter provides opportunities for students to come together outside of the classroom and share their interests in political science through a variety of activities including hosting speakers, attending undergraduate conferences, and exploring professional opportunities.

Students interested in learning more about PSA at Otterbein should contact Dr. LaTrice WashingtonClick here to learn more about the national organization.

/ Department of History and Political Science

La Trice Washington
p/ 614.823.1019
e/ LWashington@otterbein.edu


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