Phi Sigma Tau, like any honor society, provides not just recognition of academic excellence but also a means for furthering scholarship and academic communications. Achievement, like mediocrity, is its own reward. Phi Sigma Tau is not an investment with guaranteed returns. The real key to success is in the hands of the individual faculty advisors, student officers, and chapter members. College honor societies are not social clubs or keys to instant success — they are groups of people who share a commonality of interests, anxious to further and support scholarship, interest, ethics, and professional standards in their own areas.
Phi Sigma Tau can also provide recognition for past accomplishments in philosophy, a continuation of members' philosophical education following graduation, and even perhaps assistance or information in making subsequent career choices.
Fees & Requirements
Membership requirements are established by the Association of College Honor Societies (contact the officers or advisor of your local chapter for detailed information). Initiation into PST requires a one-time initiation fee (currently $25.00) for the International Office. Local chapters may also assess dues to meet their own campus operating expenses and frequently receive additional funding from the philosophy department or their local office of student activities. The PST initiation fee is currently the lowest among all ACHS member societies.