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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. 

Congratulations to this year's New Members!

Joining current members Katherine Boynton (outgoing secretary), Taber Engelken (outgoing vice president), Alida Farrell, Ryan Ficano (outgoing president), and Emily Smith (acting secretary) are this year's new members, inducted April 28, 2017:

  • Gabriel Cole
  • Meredith (Emmy) Gilman
  • William Grant
  • Jaime Hodgdon
  • Eleanor (Celeste) Holland
  • Eliza Kozo
  • So Hyeong Lee
  • Amaya Lopez-Silvero
  • Claire Mendes
  • Pinja Paivinen
  • Essence Parker
  • Connor Pease
  • George Salmons
  • Poonam Sidhu
  • Kelly Wendt

We also had an election of new officers for the 2017-18 academic year:

  • President: Meredith (Emmy) Gilman
  • Vice-President: William Grant
  • Secretary: Eliza Kozo

And we thanked and congratulated our graduating seniors:  Katherine Boynton, Taber Engelken, Alida Farrell, Ryan Ficano, Jaime Hodgson, Essence Parker, Connor Pease, George Salmons, and Emily Smith.