Clubs and Honor Societies

2022-23 Officers

Historical and Sociological Society and Phi Alpha Theta Officers

President: Jacob Young

Vice President: Emma Menardi

Faculty Advisor: Laura Bier

Historical and Sociological Society 

The Historical and Sociological Society at Georgia Tech provides an active forum for the discussion of ideas related to history, society, and social issues, outside of the classroom. The club acts as an intellectual and social center for all Georgia Tech students interested in history and/or sociology, regardless of their major. 

The society sponsors museum trips, film viewings, guest speakers, and other events. Society members have volunteered for National History Day. 

Recent or upcoming events include:

  • History Con – Georgia Tech's first history-themed costume party, held on Halloween.  This annual tradition features food and drink, music, and prizes for the best historically-themed costumes.
  • Film Screening of "Children of Glory" – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and as part of International Education Week, the History and Sociology Club is sponsoring a film screening and discussion, complete with some Hungarian appetizers.
  • Other past events: group tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama; forum on female forms of radicalism for Women’s History Month; screening of and lecture on the film The Patriot; roundtable on Cuba after Fidel Castro.
Photos from HSOC Club events.
Photos from HSOC Club events

Phi Alpha Theta

Alpha Kappa Phi, Georgia Tech's chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society, meets concurrently with the History and Sociology Club. We host various campus events, including a History Con on Halloween and an international film night and food tasting. We present original research at historical conferences around the state. In April 2018, Georgia Tech hosted the Regional Conference for Georgia.  Each year we host an outside speaker as part of our initiation banquet.

If you have 12 semester hours (four courses) in history, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall you can become a chapter member. Three credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to HSOC majors or minors.  Phi Alpha Theta welcomes undergraduate and graduate students. All initiated students will receive a graduation sash.

If you are interested, please fill out the Phi Alpha Theta application.  Please contact Laura Bier if you have any questions.                                                                          

For more information on Phi Alpha Theta, visit

Photos from Phi Alpha Theta events.