History - Undergraduate - Clubs and Activities

History Department


Contact Information

Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall, Room 216

Mark Jones
Department Chair, Professor

Aimee Loiselle
Secondary Education Coordinator
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 216-14



History Clubs and Organizations

History Club

The History Club is the official organization for students interested in History. Meetings will be scheduled starting in the Fall semester. The faculty advisor is Dr. Matthew Warshauer. 

Please check back to this page in the fall for information about meetings, trips, and schedules for the coming academic year.

Phi Alpha Theta

National History Honor Society

The CCSU History Department is the home of the Chi Iota Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the premier academic honor society of the discipline.

The Mission Statement

“We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.”

CCSU undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in History and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall will be invited to join the Chi Iota Chapter. Please note that a maximum of 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement. Membership is not limited to History majors.

There is a one-time initiation fee of $50.00 per student, payable at the time of initiation. This fee includes a membership certificate and four issues of the national Phi Alpha Theta journal, The Historian. Membership in Phi Alpha Theta is a lifetime membership. Thereafter, there are no annual dues or fees.

For more information, contact one of the Chi Iota advisors:

Dr. Harold Torger Vedeler
Ebenezer D. Bassett Hall 216-20