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Classical and Near Eastern Studies

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Outside the Classroom

Classics Club

The U of M Classics Club is a group of undergraduates from a variety of majors sharing a common interest in the Near East along with Ancient Greece and Rome within the Classical world and its legacy. We host bi-weekly meetings to promote fellowship among interested undergraduates where we relax and discuss topics that span the width and breadth of the Classical world. We also host monthly events, such as movie nights, guest speakers, and various trips and related activities. All students are welcome, regardless of academic focus!

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Nadeeka De Saram, President

Mina Kian, Vice President


To graduate with Latin Honors, you must either be invited to join the University Honors Program as an incoming freshman or apply for admission after freshman year. For more information, including an application for admission, please see the web site of the University Honors Program.  Don't forget to check out scholarship Information from the Office for National and International Scholorships.

CNES sponsors chapters of two national honor societies:

  • Eta Beta Rho: Eligible students in the fourth semester of Hebrew may be nominated by faculty members for membership in the Koph chapter of Eta Beta Rho.
  • Eta Sigma Phi: Eligible students in the fourth semester of Greek or Latin may be nominated by faculty members for membership in the Zeta Sigma chapter of Eta Sigma Phi.