History Department

History Club & Phi Alpha Theta

history club

There are two student organizations affiliated with the History Department at CSU, Chico. The History Club is open to all who wish to join, whether they are history majors or not. Phi Alpha Theta is the local chapter of a national history honor society. Phi Alpha Theta members edit and produce The Chico Historian, a journal that publishes students' historical research papers written in conjunction with coursework taken at CSU, Chico.

Phi Alpha Theta and the History Club(opens in new window) offer students the opportunity to become involved with history beyond the classroom. Throughout the year, these groups host book talks, a careers forum, trivia nights, trips, and movie screenings that always open up new discussions on the subject of history.

Each semester the club takes one or two trips to historical sights of interest. Past trips have included touring the New Clairvaux Monastery in Vina, Sutter’s Fort, the Emigrant Museum and Donner Summit, and San Francisco’s famous Chinatown and Russian District. As a member of Phi Alpha Theta you will be eligible to participate in a yearly regional conference where students can present original work and research and compete for awards against other history students across northern California. Chico State hosted the Northern California Regional Conference of Phi Alpha Theta in April 2014.

Membership in Phi Alpha Theta and/or the History Club is most importantly a great way to demonstrate your commitment to history and an opportunity to engage other historians dedicated to the study of the past. We welcome anyone who is eager to discuss, learn, absorb and contribute to the ongoing study of history!

History Club Events

The first History Club meeting of Spring 2023 will be held February 7th at 7pm in ARTS 106. Meetings  will be held every other Tuesday following the first meeting.  

Spring 2023 Events: 

Chico Cemetery Tour: February 18th from 10am-12pm.

Movie Night: February 21st at 7pm, ARTS 106

Meeting: March 7th at 7pm

Game Night: March 21st at 7pm, ARTS 106

Resume Workshop: April 4th at 7pm, ARTS 106

Professor Guest Lecture: April 18th at 7pm, ARTS 106

De-Stress Night: May 2nd at 7pm, ARTS 106

Historic Walking Tour & Chico History Museum: March 25th, time TBA

Bidwell Mansion Tour: TBA

History Club Participants in San Francisco MOMA & de Young Museum Field Trip (February 2022)

tea gardens

group photo

Club Meetings: Jeopardy Night, Halloween 2022
club photo, in costume
History Club: Tour of the Gateway Science Museum

History Club group photo in gateway science museum

Tour Through Chico Cemetery

history club in cemetery


San Francisco Trip to Russian Orthodox Churches
Russian Orthodox Church
San Francisco MOMA & de Young Museum Field Trip
Diego Rivera MOMA artwork