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Phi Sigma Tau Honorary Society


St. Lawrence University:  New York Alpha Chapter


Requirements for Membership

In order to be eligible for membership in Phi Sigma Tau, a student must have completed three semesters at St. Lawrence, be in the top 35% of her or his class year, and must have taken at least two courses in philosophy with a philosophy average of at least 3.5.  It is not necessary to be a major or minor in philosophy to join Phi Sigma Tau.  Currently, the initiation fee for joining is $25.00, to be paid on or before the induction ceremony.  Induction ceremonies are held once or twice per year. The society declares its purpose as follows:

To serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; to promote student interest in research and advanced study in this field; to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit; to organize a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in this field; to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.

Members receive a certificate of membership, a membership card, the current issues of Dialogue (the society's journal for publishing undergraduate papers), the Phi Sigma Tau Newsletter, and a one year membership in the Phi Sigma Tau National Alumni Chapter after graduation. 

The 2018-2019 Members include:

  • President: Meredith (Emmy) Gilman
  • Vice-President: Mark Featherston
  • Secretary: Sophia Lothrop

And the following additional members:

  • Sandro Cvecich
  • Hogan Dwyer
  • William Grant
  • Eleanor (Celeste) Holland
  • Logan Mancuso
  • Marin Murphy
  • Derek Ng
  • Isobel Sweeney
  • Jessi Tracy

The New York Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, at St. Lawrence University, had an induction ceremony for new members on April 17, 2019.  Congratulations to the newly inducted members:

  • Josephine Brown
  • Isabella de Buy Wenniger
  • Hans-Peter Fofack
  • Michael Gagliardi
  • Guinevere Gilman
  • Natalie Herwood
  • Darlavanh Long
  • Nicholas Lynn
  • Ruby Marden
  • Tia Thompson
  • Jeffrey Yaun

We also had elections for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Mark Featherston, last year’s vice-president, will now be the president, Tia Thompson will be the new vice-president, and Sophia Lothrop will continue as secretary.