Group of alexandrian society students on history doorstep

Alexandrian Society

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 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.

Meeting Times and Dates

The Alexandrian Society holds weekly meetings throughout the semester. This semester, they are held every Wednesday morning 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!

Symposia and Lectures

Spring 2023 Symposium

Black Lives Matter, Except When they Don't: AP African American Studies and Black Life

April 19th, 2023 from 3:00pm-4:30pm in the University Student Commons, Commons Theater

Robert J. Patterson, Ph.D. of Georgetown University will discuss the recent political controversies surrounding AP African American Studies, and why Black lives matter, except when they don't. 


Past Events