UNL students have access to hundreds of activities and groups related to specific academic, social, cultural or political interests. Involvement in any of these organizations builds leadership, communication and organizational skills and helps you to make new friends with those who have similar interests.
American Classical League
Students planning to become high school Latin teachers should join the American Classical League. The League advertises and distributes classroom materials suitable for high school Latin classes and operates a teacher placement service for high school Latin teachers.
Society for Classical Studies
Students planning to pursue doctoral-level studies in classics should join the Society for Classical Studies. The Society is the senior professional organization for classicists in North America. At its annual meetings in January it provides opportunities for scholarly communication through panels and paper sessions and operates a placement service for persons seeking university-level appointments.
Advanced undergraduates are strongly encouraged to further their studies abroad. Students may choose from among several established programs that cover a full academic year, semester, or summer. Most ancient studies programs offer a variety of courses in classics, ancient and modern languages, and history. In addition, students are introduced to the archaeology and art of the culture by frequent trips to sites and museums.
These programs include, but are not limited to:
- The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
- College Year in Athens
- The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
- Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem
Faculty frequently offer archaeological study tours to Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt during the summers. The department administers the Clarence A. Forbes Fellowship for study abroad.
Explore Lincoln, Nebraska
Students will also find many positive aspects to life in Lincoln. The city has a wealth of cultural attractions, including several museums, art galleries, performing arts venues, theaters, and cultural centers, as well as many festivals.
The Lied Center for Performing Arts, also on the edge of campus, brings to Lincoln the finest music, dance, theater, opera, Broadway, and popular entertainment from around the world (and students pay half-price for tickets). The university's Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery not only features one of the nations finest collections of 20th Century American art, but is also home to the Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater, which brings a variety of independent and foreign films to Lincoln.