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Philosophy Honor Society

Our Philosophy Honor Society is a chapter of the national Honor Society Phi Sigma Tau. We have numerous events throughout the year, including informal discussion events, pizza nights, “Philosophical Movie” nights, sponsored lectures by noted philosophers, and more causal events that take us around Kansas City (First Friday events, etc.). Our philosophy majors have lively social calendars that often revolve around Phi Sigma Tau (Phi Sigma Tau members have even married each other!)

Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society now has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. Phi Sigma Tau publishes a journal, Dialogue, for student contributions in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. Other PST publications include the PST Newsletter (published three times yearly) and the National Alumni Chapter Bulletin. The PST Newsletter is sent to all students and alumni/ae members and contains news of local chapter activities. The National Alumni Chapter (NAC) provides a medium of exchange and communication for onetime PST members who desire to retain their affiliation with the Society following graduation.