Student Organizations

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is the International History Honor Society. It was founded in 1921 and has over 740 chapters in all 50 states. The Hampton University chapter, Upsilon Phi, is open to any student who has completed 12 hours of history courses and is maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Students who join Phi Alpha Theta receive membership in one of the largest honor societies in the world. Membership includes a one-year subscription to The Historian, the journal of Phi Alpha Theta. Members of Phi Alpha Theta are also eligible to compete for scholarships and fellowships. Each year, members may participate in paper competitions at the regional and national level for prizes and recognition. The faculty of the History Department at Hampton University strongly recommends eligible students to be inducted into this important honor society. For more information about Upsilon Phi, please contact Dr. Eugenie Blang.

Political Science/Pre-Law Club

Students interested in participating in politics-related activities outside the classroom can join the Political Science Club. This student-run organization participates in a wide variety of activities, from sponsoring seminars and inviting local, national, and international guest speakers to social activities involving students and faculty. All are welcome to participate.


The NAACP has one of the largest organized groups of young people of any secular organization in the country. Some 67,000 youth are involved with the NAACP through its Youth Councils and College Division. Its objectives are to inspire, motivate, and create interest in civic activities; provide young people with an understanding of pertinent issues; develop organizational skills for implementation of community-related activities; and encourage active participation in these activities.

Youth units attend NAACP conventions, sponsor tutorial programs, conduct voter registration drives, hold black history essay contests, and host Mr. and Miss NAACP pageants.

The Youth and College Division offers workshops for college-bound students, focusing on financial aid, curriculum selection, and scholarship applications; guidance and consultation for at-risk students; youth voter registration; youth seminars on the cause and effects of racial discrimination; and the facilitation of multi-racial meetings. Join the Hampton University chapter of the NAACP and make a difference.