Carthage has more than 120 student organizations on campus, through which students can explore possible careers, meet other students, work closely with faculty advisors, and perform community service. The following student organizations are popular with history students.
Phi Alpha Theta is a honors fraternity for history students on campus. Membership is based off of a student’s departmental GPA and amount of classes taken within the History Department. It is one of the oldest national academic honors fraternity and has had a chapter at Carthage since the 1960s. Phi Alpha Theta students on campus participate in a wide variety of historical activities each year from speakers, field trips, research projects, and participation in national conferences hosted by the national fraternity.
Amnesty International is a nonpartisan international human rights organization that focuses on specific areas and issues, writes letter/petitions, and participates in community education efforts.
History majors are often interested in Model United Nations, a student-run organization that introduces students to the inner workings of the United Nations and global issues by allowing students to participate in simulations of the Security Council, General Assembly, and Economic and Social Council. Participants travel to conferences and engage in negotiations and debates about global issues that are being discussed by the world’s leaders today.
This group of students comes together to bring awareness to the Carthage community about other cultures, including food, music, dance and more. IFS also organizes the Annual International Dinner, which raises money for an elected nonprofit organization.
Many History majors, particularly those with an interest in Latino history, are interested in Carthage’s Chapter of Latinos Unidos. Founded in 1999, Latinos Unidos aims to educate club members about Hispanic culture: historical events, lifestyles, traditions, religions, and customs. The groups is active both on campus and within the surrounding Kenosha community.