Read more about our undergraduate organizations, Clio and Phi Alpha Theta, below:


Clio, the USC Van Hunnick History Department’s official student association, is open to students of all majors and disciplines.  It is an event-oriented club dedicated to stimulating, sustaining, and promoting interest in history through participation in campus programs and excursions around Los Angeles that highlight members’ diverse areas of interest.  Previous events have included movie nights, “Hands on History” events, “Drunk History” presentations, and history trivia events. Such programs have aspired to enrich the undergraduate experience through activities that not only enhance enthusiasm for history but also foster a closer connection between the faculty and student bodies.

Feel free to e-mail or find us on Facebook (CLIO Student Association at USC) if you have any questions or suggestions; Looking forward to seeing you at our next event!


Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a national honors society with a local chapter at USC. Clio and PAT are currently being administered together as both organizations develop and expand in the upcoming semesters.

PAT 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.

Learn more about PAT at:

Application for Membership:

For more information contact the PAT Faculty Advisor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Lindsay O’Neill.