CLIO - Community of Learning in Operation

CLIO - Community of Learning in Operation

CLIO - Community of Learning in Operation

Who is Clio?

Clio the "Proclaimer" is the muse of history and is often seen sitting with a scroll and accompanied by a chest of books. She has been credited with introducing the Phoenician alphabet into Greece. Clio had teased Aphrodite's love of Adonis, and in consequence of her wrath, Clio fell in love with Pierius, the son of Magnes and the king of Macedonia. By Pierus, she bore Hyacinth.

History is a popular academic program at Rowan University with over 200 majors. The Department of History invites first year history majors to join its learning community, CLIO (Community of Learning in Operation). Named after the classical muse of history, CLIO is a unique opportunity to form bonds among students who share common interests. The community seeks to foster joint exploration of history and college life by offering linked courses, mentoring, and extra-curricular activities. Open to all interested history first year students, CLIO enrolled its first class in 2006 and enrolls approximately 20 interested history first years each Fall.


Please check here to apply for the program! Incoming history majors are placed in the program automatically but sometimes there are more majors than seats. Applying insures you will have a spot.


Read here to see the specifics of what we hope this program provides for our students.


Check out these reflections from students who are alums of the CLIO program and how the value they see with the perspective of time.