Student Organizations in History
Here at Muray State University, we provide the opportunity for students to take part
in several organizations.
The history department is no exception. History Students may enjoy organizations such as:
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta, the National Honor Society in history, aims to promote the study of history by encouraging historical research, publication, presentation of papers and discussion by history students and faculty alike. Phi Alpha Theta strives to further the study of history and to acknowledge academic achievement within the discipline.
The Xi Lambda Chapter was established at Murray State University in December 1968. At Murray State, this nationally-based organization is both an honor society, for those who qualify, and a general history club to encourage participation from anyone interested in history. Dr. Eleanor Rivera is the current history faculty coordinator and contact for PAT.
Amnesty International is a global movement focused on fighting injustice in the world and promoting human
rights. With an annual campaign called "Write for Rights" on International Rights
Day (December 10th) thousands worldwide send in letters on behalf of those wrongly
imprisoned or facing cruel and unusual punishment. These messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing
their opinion (called "prisoners of conscience" by Amnesty), stop the use of torture,
commute death sentences and end other human rights abuses.
Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA)
The Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) at Murray State University provides opportunities for undergraduates to build close working relationships with faculty and peers. Here at Murray State, we have embarked on a program that engages undergraduates in faculty-guided research and scholarly work. ORCA provides them opportunities to showcase their work through Posters-at-the-Capitol and our annual celebration for undergraduate and graduate student scholarship called Scholars Week.