History Graduate Society

The History Graduate Society at the University of Southern Mississippi was founded in 2009 to serve the needs of history graduate students.

Mission Statement 

The History Graduate Society at The University of Southern Mississippi (HGS) is an organization composed and run by graduate students in the department.  Our mission is to promote the study of history at the graduate level and to assist current graduate students as they pursue their education, research, and career goals. The society provides a safe forum for graduate students that promotes cooperation between faculty and students by supporting professional development workshops and by organizing social events throughout the academic year.  HGS helps current and prospective students navigate the department and the university. 


Current Officers

From left to right: Lucas Somers, Jonathan Harton, Olivia Moore, Emily Smith, and Lindsey R. Peterson


Current Officers (2017-2018)

President: Olivia Moore

Vice President: Jonathan Harton

First-Year Representative: Lindsey R. Peterson

Graduate Student Senate: Lucas Somers

Secretary: Emily Smith


History Graduate Society Constitution (PDF)