The Alexandrian Society is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded academic organizations at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since its founding in the 1960s, The Alexandrian Society has been a student organization dedicated to the study of history and the promotion of excellence in historical scholarship at VCU. Its commitment to
historical inquiry, active members, and sponsored events, such as its annual Fall Lecture and Spring Symposium, have led to its recognition as one of the elite campus organizations by faculty and students alike.
The Society is sponsored by the Department of History, and has been under the direction of Professor Bernard Moitt since 2006. The organization welcomes all VCU students interested in the study of history and historical topics, regardless of a student’s concentration or declared major. Membership to the society provides networking opportunities both within and outside of our campus, as well as various other opportunities for academic and personal success.
The annual guest lecturer in the fall and a comprehensive symposium in the spring feature speakers of esteemed academics from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. Amongst these lecturers include guests from prestigious universities such as Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Columbia, and Duke.
** The Alexandrian Society holds weekly meetings throughout the semester. They are held every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Department of History building on Virginia Commonwealth University’s campus, located at 811 South Cathedral Street.
Please feel free to attend a meeting on any given Wednesday. We are always welcoming guests and new members!