Clubs & Associations

Student Archaeology Club

The Student Archaeology Club at Florida State University was established in 1976 by Ben Gunter, an undergraduate in Classics, and Dr. Nancy T. de Grummond for students of archaeology. The purpose of the club is to develop and promote interest in the archaeology of all cultures and to promote the relationship among students interested in archaeology.

In order to further promote interest within archaeology, the club hosts annual Fieldwork Presentations in the Fall. Fieldwork Presentations are lectures given by student members regarding their archaeological fieldwork experience, discussing the techniques, discoveries and methodologies used at the sites they have worked. To familiarize members with recent archaeological discoveries, publications, and upcoming lectures, the club also offers monthly newsletters for all members.

The Student Archaeology Club is open to students of all majors and degree programs. There are no course requirements for students who are interested in becoming members, just a general interest in archaeology. There are approximately forty current members, primarily based out of the Department of Classics. The officers are active graduate and undergraduate members who are elected by the club for the term of one academic year. The President and Vice-President are typically second year Master's students, the Treasurer is a first year Master's student, and the Secretary is an undergraduate student.

For more information, please contact us on Facebook or send an email to any of our officers.

Eta Sigma Phi

The department of Classics is home to the Eta chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national honorary society for students of Classics. The Eta chapter was founded in 1926.

The purpose of Eta Sigma Phi is “to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationship among students who are interested in classical study, including inter-campus relationship; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical study, and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome.” Membership is open to students who have earned a grade of "B" or better in any college-level Greek or Latin class. Induction ceremonies are held once each fall and spring.

The local chapter organizes various events for undergraduates, including movie nights, ancient-themed parties, and productions of classical plays. It also sponsors peer-tutoring for students of beginning Latin.

For further information, please contact one of the officers or the chapter faculty advisor.

Faculty AdvisorDr. Nancy de Grummond (

Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization in North America committed to supporting and promoting archaeological research. Its membership is open to professional archaeologists, students, as well as the general public. FSU Classics has provided a home for the Tallahassee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America since its society charter in 1956, and among its regular activities, the Tallahassee Chapter offers public lectures and other outreach events over the course of the academic year.

Current Society President: Dr. Andrea DeGiorgi