Our department has a highly active Classics Club, open to all Catholic University students, that plans events throughout the academic year, ranging from museum visits to pop-up book sales to trivia nights. A particular highlight is the annual 'Homerathon' in the spring semester that presents a public oral reading of a complete ancient epic poem (in both Greek or Latin and English!) spread over a period of two days. Visit the Classics Club on the Nest.
Honor Society: Eta Sigma Phi
Catholic University is the home of the Eta Kappa chapter of the national classics honor society, Eta Sigma Phi, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement in the study of the Greek and Latin languages.
Eta Sigma Phi members have access to scholarship opportunities (including some for study abroad), to a national translation contest, and to the chance to apply to present papers at both student and professional conferences. Our chapter celebrates the induction every year with a secret ceremony and a festive reception, and our senior members are also recognized at the Honors Convocation that takes place the day before their Catholic University graduation.
Invitation letters for all qualified students (assessed by their grades in their Greek and Latin courses) are sent out by the department early in the second semester of the academic year. Please contact the department if you have eligibility questions.