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Historical Studies Honor Society

The Historical Studies Honor Society’s purpose is to recognize academic achievement among students and alumni in the history programs at the university, and to promote the study of history through extensive teaching, publication, and research. Through intellectual and social networking, this honor society promotes the exchange of ideas among like-minded members.

The society is a stand-alone honor society and is not affiliated with a national or international honor society.

Membership & Fees

Benefits include: Academic recognition in the field of history; networking, research, and publication opportunities; and reading and the discussion of events with members.

Annual membership fee: $0.

Current Members

If you are currently a member of Historical Studies Honor Society, your group is active on Facebook. For assistance connecting with this group, email

Chapter Standing

Historical Studies Honor Society has achieved GOLD standing, per the university's Chapter Standards program. Gold standing demonstrates a very high level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in chapter leadership and member engagement.

Silver Excellence

Leadership Opportunities

All leadership positions with the Historical Studies Honor Society are currently filled.

Complete the campus leadership form for more information.


Eligible students will receive an invitation during the months of January & July. If you believe you are eligible and do not receive an invitation, email


General Membership

  • Active university student pursuing a graduate or undergraduate degree in history or military history; or minor in history or military history
  • Completed at least six semester hours at the undergraduate or graduate level
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater
  • Has complied with university policies on academic integrity

Alumni Level Membership (In addition to the above General Membership Criteria)

  • Completed a degree program or minor in history or military history

For questions on eligibility criteria, information on leadership opportunities, events, or how to get involved, email