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Organizations & Associations

Phi Alpha Theta

The Department is also home to an award winning chapter of Phi Alpha Theta the History Honor Society. The UL Lafayette chapter of Phi Alpha Theta brings together history students and faculty with both social and professional activities such as hosting professors at dinner with members and participating in the organization of local seminars and conference panels. The chapter also produces Clio’s Quill, an award-winning student history journal with an annual publication. Members, and those who just want to be more involved, are afforded ample opportunity to participate in educational, social, recreational, and service projects through this group. Follow us and check our activities on our Facebook page. See below our field trip to the Whitney Plantation.

Contact us at the Office of the President:

Faculty Advisors : Dr. Rob Hermann ( and Dr. Liz Skilton (

Center for Louisiana Studies

The Center for Louisiana Studies is dedicated to researching, publicizing, promoting, and preserving Louisiana’s cultures and history. Since 1973, the Center has worked not only to preserve the state’s rich heritage, but also to make it accessible to scholars, students, and the general public.

The Center is composed of three divisions: the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press, the Research Division, and the Programming and Special Projects Division. The Center also serves as a headquarters for the Louisiana Historical Association and oversees production of its quarterly journal, Louisiana History. The Center is currently housed on the 3rd floor of Edith Garland Dupré Library, but is raising funds to renovate the J. Arthur Roy House. As soon as the rehabilitation of the Roy House is complete, the Center’s headquarters will relocate there.