Student Organizations and Resources

Pi Sigma Alpha

Student taking a photo next to a life-size cutout of Hillary Clinton

Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science Honor Society founded on the basis of stimulating scholarship and interest in political science. It was originally founded at the University of Texas in 1920 and is currently headquared in Washington DC. TWUs Mu Omega chapter was founded in 1982 and continues to attract new members, encouraging them to attend conferences such as the Undergraduate Student Conference in Washington DC that hosts panels in American politics, international relations, political philosophy and public policy.

The chapter has thrived with on-campus student voter registration, student debate-watching parties and, most recently, conducting a study on students who are and are not registered to vote and who have or do not meet the approved form of Texas voter identification standards.

For information regarding Pi Sigma Alpha meetings, events and dues, contact chapter advisor Dr. Parker Hevron at phevron@twu.edu.

Phi Alpha Theta

The Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society is a national honor society devoted to the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among current and future historians. Established in 1921 at the University of Arkansas, it seeks to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

The Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was established at Texas Woman’s University in 1960 and is dedicated to supporting students interested in history and history-related fields. Chapter activities include:

  • Organizing field trips
  • Hosting guest speakers
  • Sponsoring movie nights
  • Workshops
  • Presenting at regional and national conferences

The Eta Nu chapter of Phi Alpha Theta also publishes Ibid.: A Student History Journal, which is an annual peer-reviewed journal open to all TWU undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, contact chapter advisor Dr. Jacob Blosser at jblosser@twu.edu.

Barrister’s Club

Student attending graduation

The Barrister's Club is a student organization for students interested in legal careers or in law as an academic pursuit. The Barristers provide an opportunity for members to develop leadership and personal skills through LSAT study groups and and law school admission counselor meet-and-greets. As a link between the TWU campus and the Denton community, the Barristers have established an excellent reputation for service and education.

Membership costs $5 per semester. For more information about meetings and events, contact faculty advisor Parker Hevron, Ph.D., at phevron@twu.edu.

History and Government Graduate Student Association (HGSA)

The History and Government Graduate Student Association (HGSA) is an organization for graduate students majoring in either history or government. The organization's purpose is to encourage comradery between all department graduate students and to provide a forum in which their ideas flourish. The HGSA meets several times during the semester and has an organization forum on Blackboard. For more information regarding HGSA, contact the History and Government department at historygov@twu.edu.