Classics and Modern Languages


In addition to these three organizations which operate under the aegis of the department of classics, majors have taken part in university theater, have won varsity athletic letters, have spent a year at the Sorbonne (Paris) as Fredin scholars, have written for the university newspaper or edited the university literary magazine. Many of the officers of campus organizations, such as Earthbread, Pax Christi and Student Senate, have been drawn from among classics/classical humanities majors.

The Archaeological Society

The Archaeological Society has sponsored its own lectures and has also, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, facilitated attendance by Xavier students at lectures sponsored by the Cincinnati chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. Members of the Archaeological Society have become members of excavations in America, Europe and the Middle East.

Eta Sigma Phi

Eta Sigma Phi, the Xavier chapter of the National Classics Honor Society, was established in 1994-1995. Students with an active interest in the classics are nominated to seek induction in the Society. Xavier students in Eta Sigma Phi have placed well in national Latin and Greek competitions and have won scholarships for summer programs in Greece and Italy.

The Senior Classical League

The Senior Classical League is open to all advanced students in the ancient languages and has sponsored play readings and lectures, and has contributed to hosting professional conferences on campus.