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  • College of Arts and Sciences

    • Humanities Division
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 302
    • tel: 610-499-4341
  • Rachel A. Batch, PhD

    • Chair of the History Department and Associate Professor
    • Kapelski Learning Center, Room 311
    • tel: 610-499-1137

Clubs & Organizations, History

History majors may analyze ancient civilizations or military tactics in World War II, but they also study and promote Widener’s rich history–and become a part of the university’s vibrant history–through a variety of clubs and organizations.

Below are a few clubs & organizations offered to Widener’s history majors.

History Club–Widener University History Association (WUHA)

This student-run club invites history majors and all history enthusiasts at the university to join in its activities that may include trips to historical sites, history-in-film movie nights, or lessons on how to properly drape a Roman toga.

Awards and Honors in History

Annually, history majors are honored with prizes marking their outstanding achievements, including The Robert J. and Judith G. Bruce Prize and the Phi Alpha Theta Award for Excellence in Historical Research. Students may graduate with honors in history if they earn no lower than a B in upper-division history courses and achieve a grade of A- or better in Senior Research Seminar. History majors must also hold an overall grade point average of 3.2 to graduate with honors and must make at least one research presentation in a public forum.

Pennsylvania Military College Museum

The PMC Museum examines Widener’s predecessor institution and promotes the legacy of the distinguished PMC Corps of Cadets. Inside the museum, visitors will find exhibits of sabers, uniforms, medals, scrapbooks, newspapers, and yearbooks.

International History Honor Society

The History Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta, recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of history. Widener’s chapter, Alpha Eta Mu, was established in 1994 and history majors have presented at the organization’s national and regional conferences.