All of my majors and minors are in one department, so I don’t know if this is the case for other disciplines on campus, but in the Classics Department we have an Honors Society called Eta Sigma Phi. To qualify you need to participate in the first four levels of a language (Latin, or Ancient Greek) and retain a B+ or better for all of those semesters. This organization is a small group of down-to-earth students who are trying to rally the support for the Classics Department, and all of its awesomeness. I just want to put out a little word for them, and encourage you all to aspire to join this group. Classics in general is a fantastic field, where else do you get to learn about heroes, and gods, and conquerors like Alexander the Great and Caesar. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, think about archaeology: getting to participate in digs looking for ancient artifacts of the world that could reveal endless amounts of information on past cultures. Or perhaps you like philosophy or government – and studying classics would give you a foundation in the Greek ideologies that make up the basis of our own government today. These are the philosophers that John Locke, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson studied. Maybe you are interested in religious studies or literature, and what better way to pursue those subjects than to read the Bible or Homer in their original languages – take Latin or Greek! No matter what you are passionate about, there is a class that pertains to it in my department. And if you participate in them, you’ll get to see how great Classics is and want to join our Eta Sigma Phi!