The Anthropology Department is located in McMillan Hall with the main office in room 112. Faculty, TA offices and labs are located on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors and in the basement. A listing of faculty and graduate student offices can be found in the hallway outside the department office. The archaeology teaching lab is room B37.
Lambda Alpha is a national anthropology honorary society open to majors and minors with at least junior standing who maintain a 3.0 GPA and have taken a minimum of 12 hours of anthropology courses. The local chapter, Beta, is active and has funding to underwrite events and membership in the organization confers honors at Commencement. If you have questions about Lambda Alpha, please contact Kirsten Jacobsen.
Social Events for Majors
Anthropology majors are invited to a series of social events over the course of the year. These gatherings are designed to give majors a chance to meet informally with each other and with faculty. Come and join the conversation. Majors will be notified by e-mail before each event and by following the department on social media.
The Anthropology Department hosts a graduation ceremony for all graduating majors at which awards are presented to outstanding graduating majors who have been nominated by the faculty to receive one or more of the following awards, which may be shared:
- Senior Honors in Anthropology: For those who receive Latin Honors
Awards of Special Merit
- Leadership: For outstanding leadership
- Excellence in Research: For independent scholarship
- Service: For service to the discipline or community
- Contributions to Anthropology: For exceptional participation in the discipline
- Excellence in Anthropology: For academic excellence in Anthropology among the top 10% of graduating majors
The John W. Bennett Prize to the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Anthropology is given to one or more graduates who have the highest combination of GPA and excellent honors thesis.