Undergraduate Student Life

Opportunities in the School of History and Sociology

The History and Sociology Club at Georgia Tech provides an active forum for the discussion of ideas related to history, society, and social issues, especially focusing on topics typically outside the range of most Institute curriculum.  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 club sponsors museum trips, film viewings, guest speakers, and other events. Past events have included a forum on female forms of radicalism for Women’s History Month, a group tour of the Atlanta Cyclorama, a screening of and lecture on the film The Patriot, and a round table on Cuba after Fidel.  Recent or upcoming events include:

  • History Con - Georgia Tech's first history-themed costume party, held on Halloween.  It featured food and drink, music, and cash 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.

The School of History and Sociology also houses a chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. The School hosts a spring Phi Alpha Theta induction ceremony and HTS awards ceremony where outstanding student achievements are recognized.

Opportunities on Campus and Around Atlanta

Georgia Tech has hundreds of student organizations for every interest!  Visit the "Organizations" section of OrgSync to see a full listing of all 578 groups, from A Capella to Zeta Tau Alpha.  Off-campus, there are many historic and cultural sites around the Atlanta metropolitan area. ​ Georgia Tech and the city of Atlanta are dynamic and exciting places to be, and students at Georgia Tech can visit many attractions, including:

Meet Some Undergraduate Students