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History at UCM

Understanding today's complex world and seeking the best vision for tomorrow.

M.A. in History at UCM

Explore the depths of history and discover new ways to think about the past.

Social Studiesat UCM

Explore innovative techniques and proven methods for a career in education.

Africana Studies at UCM

Discover multicultural contributions throughout history and inspire change.

Anthropology at UCM

Contribute to the rich diversity of the rapidly changing world.

Student Organizations


Phi Alpha Theta


Phi Alpha Theta is a national honor society for history 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.” Each year individual chapters of the society invite more than 9500 undergraduates, graduate students and professors of history to join.  With over 900 chapters and 350,000 members nationwide, Phi Alpha Theta provides local, regional and national opportunities for its members to come together to share their knowledge and research pertaining to history.   


Each fall Kappa Lambda, the University of Central Missouri’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, invites qualified candidates to become members and participate in an initiation ceremony and plan the year’s activities.  For more information about Phi Alpha Theta membership qualifications, fees and activities see: 


For more information about the Kappa Lambda chapter, contact the chapter advisor: Dr. Sara Brooks Sundberg, (



Anthropology Club


Students interested in Anthropology can also participate in the UCM Anthropology Club, an informal and free organization. Members are involved in a variety of activities throughout the year: meetings with guest speakers, student presentations, films, group field trips to regional museums and archaeological sites, attendance at cultural events, opportunities to attend professional conferences, and special sessions for job opportunities, resume writing, graduate school applications and field school planning.


If you would like to join, please email the Anthropology Club Co-Director Dr. Amber Clifford-Napoleone ( We maintain a Facebook page as well, just search for “Anthro@UCM.



History and Social Studies Club


The purpose and goal of the History Club is to promote history and social studies and increase general awareness of those disciplines. The Club encourages freshmen through seniors who major in Social Studies, History, or Anthropology, and minors in any of those to participate. Of course, those from outside these disciplines who like history are also encouraged to join. Our club enjoys university and outside activities. Members attend monthly meetings to plan differing functions that may include fund raisers, field trips, membership drives, service learning projects, and resume building activities.


If you would like to join, please email the History Club director Dr. Star Nance (