Student Organizations in the Social Sciences
Phi Alpha Theta
This is a professional society whose objective is to promote the study of history by encouraging research, good teaching, publishing, and the exchange of learning and thought among historians. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and writers of history together both intellectually and
Faculty adviser, Gregory Schneider
ESU Philosophy Club
The ESU Philosophy Club is currently best known for its regular community event, the Socrates Café, a public forum for discussing ideas which usually meets twice a month during the regular school year.
Faculty Advisor, C. E. Emmer
Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and largest of the honorary societies associated with the Social Sciences—defined as History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, International Relations, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Social Psychology, Social Philosophy, History of Education, and Cultural Geography. The ESU chapter of Pi Gamma Mu was chartered in 1946. Since then, over 1000 students have been initiated.
To enter the society, a student must:
- be in the upper 35% of her or his class
- have at least 20 semester hours in the Social Sciences, and
- have a grade point average in those Social Sciences classes of at least 3.0
For information, please contact the Pi Gamma Mu advisor, Professor Michael Smith
Advisor, Professor Phil Kelly
The purpose of Public Affairs Club is to provide extra opportunities for those wishing to continue their education in
Advisor, Professor John Barnett
Society for Public Historians
The purpose of the Society of Public Historians is to promote the study and practice of public history. This includes local and community history, corporate history, archives, museums, private sector consulting, litigation support and living history. Benefits of S.P.H. membership include opportunities to participate in local outreach in both the ESU community and
Advisor, Professor Joyce Thierer
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Teachers of Tomorrow
Teachers of Tomorrow provides an opportunity for aspiring teachers to become more familiar with the teaching field. Members will hear from experienced speakers, be involved in activities with children throughout the community, learn about educational happenings in national and global education, and receive information that will help them in their future teaching career.
Advisor, Lendi Bland (Teachers College)