Student Organizations

Numerous organizations offer history students and professors opportunities for engagement with like-minded scholars, teachers, and public history professionals.

UMKC History Club

The UMKC History Club is open to undergraduate history majors and minors as well as honorary history buffs. It is a social group looking for fun ways to indulge its members’ love of the past. It is also a place where students exchange notes on history courses, graduate schools and careers. You may join through RooGroups.

UMKC History Graduate Student Association (HGSA)

The History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) is charged with assisting the academic development of the University of Missouri-Kansas City history graduate students. To fulfill this charge, HGSA will organize monthly Professional Development events, plan graduate student workshops, and provide its members with a sense of community and a source of professional and academic support. HGSA is open to M.A. and IPh.D. history students. 

Currently, HGSA is seeking officers and members. Please contact Dr. Brian Frehner ( if you are interested. 

Phi Alpha Theta (ΦΑΘ)

ΦΑΘ is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history in all fields.  The society has more than 400,000 members nationwide.  It convenes regional conferences and an annual national meeting, and publishes the journal The Historian.

Contact the history clubs advisor Dr. David Freeman ( if you would like to be considered for admission into Phi Alpha Theta.