History Club – The History Club is a student-led organization open to anyone who is interested in history. The club seeks to provide students with a broadened social and cultural awareness about the past and the connections to present issues. The group often dives deeper into non-traditional parts of history or those not usually covered in classes. The club hosts academic lectures, Q&A sessions, provides networking opportunities, and goes on adventures to the many historical sites in the area. Being a History major is not required for membership in the club.
Phi Alpha Theta – American honor society for students and professors of history. The society recognizes those who have completed 12 credit hours of History courses with a 3.1 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall. Campbell University is one of 970 chapters.
History, Criminal Justice & Political Science Department
Events & Activities
Along with those events and activities unique to the History program, its faculty and students are also involved with events hosted by the entire History, Criminal Justice, and Political Science Department. These include:
Kenelm Lecture Series – Together with the Kenelm Foundation, Campbell University hosts seminars three times annually at the Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, NC. Topics focus on taxation, politics, and law. Eight to ten students attend a two-day live-in seminar. The speaker will spend one day with the students, but the lecture is open to the public.
Anne T. Moore Humanities Lecture – The lecture commemorates the work of Dr. Anne Moore, who taught History at Campbell during 1964-1993. The HCP Department began the series in 1989, with Dr. Harold Parker of Duke University delivering the first address. Since then, we continue to host outstanding scholars from across the nation.
Pi Gamma Mu/Phi Kappa Phi Lecture – Sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council, this lecture series is held during the fall semester. Educators, Authors and Artists share their expertise and experiences, focusing on North Carolina and the American South.
Luncheon Learn – Three to six times a semester, the department hosts 30-minute seminars during lunchtime. Students may receive credit for attendance from department professors. Topics vary in range and provides interesting, useful information.
Homecoming Alumni Celebration – During Homecoming weekend each year, the HCP Department recognizes outstanding alumni who previously graduated from the department. Faculty has an opportunity to see what each individual has been doing since graduating.
Honor Society Recognition – Each year, the department hosts an induction ceremony and banquet for new members to the department’s honor societies. These are Phi Alpha Theta (History), Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science) and Pi Gamma Mu (Social Sciences)
Senior Awards – During the Baccalaureate service, seniors who have exhibited excellence are awarded. The students are chosen by faculty who work with the students and have witnessed dedication to their major, growth as a student, and have earned a high GPA.
Graduation Reception – The faculty who teach invest in the success of their students and consider themselves teachers and mentors. When a student graduates, it is bittersweet. The reception, usually held after the graduation ceremony, gives students the opportunity to express gratitude and say “goodbye.”