The purpose of establishing a Phi Sigma Tau chapter on a local campus is not to replace any existing philosophy club, though activities of campus clubs and discussion groups are often sponsored by chapters. The PST Constitution provides a great measure of autonomy to local chapters so that they may better respond to the intellectual needs of their own campus communities. On some campuses, Phi Sigma Tau provides the only and much welcome opportunity for student-led philosophical discussions with faculty serving as resource persons. On small campuses these meetings often stimulate philosophical interest among students not currently taking philosophy classes. On many campuses, Phi Sigma Tau chapters provide regular meetings where interested students and faculty may meet in small and informal discussion groups. On other campuses, chapters provide a locus of interest and attention for the philosophy program and a means of extending the classroom experience to a social level. Some chapters focus meetings on formal papers or panels, others more informally on coffee hours and other social events. Though divergent in their activities, their goals are the same — to make philosophy a living experience and to bring together students with a common interest and competence in philosophical studies.

The National Alumni Chapter, founded in 1971 as a means for Phi Sigma Tau members to retain affiliation following graduation, is open to all initiated members of the Society. Activities include the Alumni Bulletin, issued periodically, and a booklet, Careers in Philosophy, which appeared in 1985 and which has seen wide circulation inside and outside the Society.

Local Campus Groups

Having an international organization behind local activities and clubs provides the useful function of giving cohesion and direction to their activities, as well as the establishment of contacts and communications among students and departments at other institutions. The National Office of Phi Sigma Tau has as its goal the task of providing this cohesion and communication. Members of campus clubs or reading groups often constitute the population from which chapter officers and members are drawn.

Charter Application

Charter applications and additional information are available from the Executive Secretary. A charter petition may be submitted by five petitioners from an accredited institution, and must be accompanied by a charter fee (currently $100.00). Ratification is by vote of the Executive Council and active chapters. For further information, please contact:
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Chapter List - January, 2024

A listing of email addresses for chapter advisors is available in the email version of the current newsletter.


Alpha(2005) — Spring Hill College
Beta(1991) — Auburn University
Gamma(1994) — University of Alabama
Delta (2002) — Samford University
Epsilon(2013) — University of Alabama at Huntsville


Alpha(2002) — Lyon College
Beta(2003) — University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Gamma(2006) — University of Central Arkansas


Alpha(2003) — University of the Pacific
Gamma(1963) — California State University at Chico 
Theta(1997) — University of San Diego
Iota(1974) — Westmont College
Kappa(1986) — Santa Clara University
Lambda(1987) — Loyola-Marymount University 
Nu(1996) — Pepperdine University
Xi(2002) — California State University at Dominguez Hills
Omicron(2004) — California Polytechnic University-Pomona
Pi(2008) — Chapman University
Rho(2013) — San Diego State University
Sigma(2014) — California State University, Bakersfield
Tau(2014) — California State University, San Bernardino


Gamma(2018) — Fort Lewis College


Alpha(1973) — Fairfield University
Gamma(2014) — Southern Connecticut State University 
Delta(2015) — Quinnipiac University
Gamma(2022) — Eastern Connecticut State University


Alpha(1986) — University of Delaware


Alpha(2002) — The George Washington University
Beta(1985) — Catholic University of America
Gamma(2003) — American University


Beta(1968) — Florida Atlantic University
Delta(1988) — University of Miami 
Eta(1991) — Florida International University
Theta(2000) — Florida Southern College
Iota(2001) — Jacksonville University
Kappa(2005) — Barry University
Lambda(2005) — University of West Florida
Mu(2010) — Florida Gulf Coast University 


Alpha(1973) — University of Georgia
Beta(1979) — Emory University
Gamma(1979) — Agnes Scott College
Delta(2016) — Mercer University
Epsilon(1998) — Spelman College
Zeta(1998) — Georgia State University
Eta(2001) — Georgia Southern University
Theta(2003) — Valdosta State University
Iota(2004) — University of West Georgia
Kappa(2011) — Morehouse College


Alpha(2018) — University of Idaho


Alpha(2003) — Loyola University, Chicago
Beta(1962) — Wheaton College 
Delta(1968) — Lewis University 
Zeta(2004) — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lambda(1992) — Southern Illinois University
Mu(1995) — Dominican University 
Xi(1997) — Elmhurst College
Omicron(2005) — Illinois Wesleyan University
Pi(2006) — Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Rho(2008) — Benedictine University
Sigma(2014) — Millikin University
Tau(2014) — DePaul University
Upsilon(2023) — Illinois State University


Alpha(2015) — Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis
Gamma(1990) — Franklin College
Delta(1993) — Valparaiso University
Epsilon(1996) — Ball State University
Zeta(2011) — DePauw University
Iota(2014) — Indiana University Southeast


Gamma(1996) — Iowa State University 
Epsilon(2005) — Central College
Zeta(2012) — Clarke University
Iota(2015) — Morningside College


Alpha(1999) — Bellarmine University 
Epsilon(2001) — University of Louisville
Zeta(2007) — Northern Kentucky University


Beta(2003) — Loyola University, New Orleans
Gamma(2003) — Xavier University of New Orleans


Beta(2003) — University of Maine


Alpha(1955) — Morgan State University
Gamma(1974) — McDaniel College
Delta(1979) — Washington College
Epsilon(1981) — Mt. St. Mary's College
Zeta(1983) — Salisbury University
Theta(2009) — College of Notre Dame of Maryland 
Iota(1988) — Loyola University


Alpha(1963) — Clark University—
Beta(1965) — Suffolk University
Gamma(1979) — College of the Holy Cross
Delta(1982) — Boston College
Eta(2003) — Bridgewater State College
Theta(2004) — Merrimack College
Iota(2004) — Assumption College
Kappa(2007) — University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
Lambda(2023) — Simmons University


Theta(1999) — Michigan State University
Kappa(2000) — Hillsdale College 
Mu(2011) — Alma College
Nu(2015) — Adrian College


Beta(2011) — St. Olaf College


Beta(2005) — Tri-College University


Alpha(2010)—University of Mississippi
Beta(2004) — Millsaps College
Gamma(2022) — Mississippi State University


Alpha(2007) — Lindenwood University
Beta(1968) — Rockhurst University
Delta(1980) — Westminster College
Epsilon(1986) — Evangel University
Iota(2006) — Conception Seminary College
Kappa(1999) — Washington University 
Mu(2003) — University of Missouri-Columbia
Nu(2005) — University of Missouri-Kansas City
Xi(2105) — University of Missouri-St. Louis
Omicron(2022) — Missouri State University
Pi(2023) — Saint Louis University


Alpha(1995) — Carroll College
Beta(2007) — Montana State University


Beta(1971) — Creighton University


Alpha(2002) — University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Alpha(2007) — New England College


Delta(1979) — Rider University
Epsilon(1980) — St. Peter's University
Zeta(2000) — Richard Stockton College
Eta(2003) — Seton Hall University
Theta(2006) — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Iota(2012) — William Paterson University of New Jersey
Kappa(2012) — The College of New Jersey
Lambda(2012) — Rowan University
Nu(2020) — Drew University


Alpha(1955) — University of New Mexico


Alpha(1955) — St. Lawrence University
Beta(2012) — Brooklyn College, CUNY
Gamma(1976) — SUNY-Oneonta
Delta(1979) — SUNY-Stony Brook
Epsilon(1979) — Molloy College
Zeta(2023) — Syracuse University
Eta(1982) — LeMoyne College
Theta(2012) — Nazareth College
Iota(1984) — C. W. Post College
Kappa(1989) — Siena College
Lambda(1990) — Potsdam College
Mu(2016) — Manhattanville College
Nu(1991) — Fordham University
Xi(1993) — Geneseo College, SUNY
Omicron(1994) — Hofstra University
Pi(2001) — Manhattan College
Rho(2002) — St. John's University
Sigma(2002) — Canisius College
Tau(2003) — Hartwick College
Upsilon(2004) — Hunter College, CUNY
Phi(2004) — St. Francis College
Chi(2004) — Lehman College
Omega(2007) — Niagara University
Alpha Alpha(2016) — Iona College
Alpha Beta(2016) — SUNY Buffalo State
Alpha Gamma(2018) — The College of Brockport, SUNY 


Alpha(1965) — East Carolina University 
Gamma(1994) — University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Delta(1997) — Wingate University
Epsilon(1998) — University of North Carolina at Asheville
Zeta(1998) — University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Eta(2002) — University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Theta(2007) — Elon University
Iota(2010) — High Point University


Alpha(2005) — University of North Dakota


Epsilon(1971) — University of Dayton
Theta(1983) — College of Wooster
Iota(1993) — Ohio Northern University
Kappa(1995) — Ohio Wesleyan University
Mu(1999) — Ashland University
Nu(2001) — Youngstown State University 
Pi(2008) — Case Western Reserve University
Rho(2008) — John Carroll University
Sigma(2013) — Baldwin Wallace University
Tau(2015) — Walsh University


Alpha(2004) — Oklahoma State University
Beta(2005) — University of Tulsa


Alpha(1990) — Linfield College
Beta(2004) — University of Portland
Gamma(2018) — Western Oregon University


Alpha(1932) — Muhlenberg College
Delta(2006) — Duquesne University
Zeta(1941) — Washington & Jefferson College
Eta(2008) — Moravian College 
Theta(2000) — Grove City College
Iota(2001) — Allegheny College
Kappa(2000) — College Misericordia
Lambda(1969) — Westminster College
Mu(1973) — Villanova University
Nu(2001) — St. Joseph's University
Xi(2016) — Bucknell University
Omicron(2016) — Susquehanna University
Pi(1979) — King's College
Rho(1979) — West Chester University
Sigma(1980) — Lycoming College
Tau(1982) — University of Scranton
Upsilon(1984) — Slippery Rock University
Phi(1986) — Gannon University
Chi(1987) — University of Pittsburgh
Psi(1998) — University of Pennsylvania 
Alpha Beta(2013) — Lehigh University
Alpha Gamma(2013) — Mercyhurst University
Alpha Delta(2019) — Carnegie Mellon University


Alpha(1963) — Providence College
Beta(2011) — Salve Regina University
Gamma(2011) — Rhode Island College
Delta(2016) — University of Rhode Island


Alpha(1972) — Winthrop University
Beta(1979) — Coastal Carolina University
Gamma(1987) — Furman University


Alpha(2011) — Augustana University


Beta(1968) — Carson Newman College
Gamma(1994) — Belmont University
Zeta(2018) — University of Tennessee at Martin 


Alpha(1955) — Baylor University
Gamma(1980) — Sam Houston State University
Delta(1982) — Texas State University at San Marcos
Epsilon(1985) — University of St. Thomas 
Eta(1990) — Texas Tech University
Iota(1993) — Texas A&M University 
Lambda(1997) — St. Mary's University
Mu(2001) — University of Texas at Arlington
Nu(2007) — University of Houston-Downtown
Xi(2010) — University of North Texas
Omicron(2013) — University of Dallas
Pi(2022) — University of Texas at Dallas


Alpha(1996) — Westminster College
Beta(2002) — Utah Valley State College
Gamma(2006) — Utah State University
Delta(2017) — Southern Utah University 


Alpha(1976) — Christopher Newport University
Beta(2010) — Virginia Tech
Gamma(1981) — James Madison University
Delta(1982) — University of Richmond
Zeta(1987) — Liberty University
Eta(1996) — Old Dominion University
Theta(1997) — Hollins College
Iota(2004) — Roanoke College
Kappa(2010) — Lynchburg College
Lambda(2011) — Hampden Sydney College
Mu(2014) — Washington and Lee University
Nu(2016) — Emory & Henry College
Xi(2016) — Southern Virginia University


Alpha(1996) — Central Washington University
Beta(1998) — Gonzaga University
Gamma(2010) — Eastern Washington University


Alpha(1961) — Marquette University
Gamma(1976) — University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Zeta(2005) — University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
Eta(2021) — University of Wisconsin, Green Bay