Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club aims to create an environment where interested students attending the University of Illinois can go in order to get acquainted with and/or further develop their skills within the academic field of philosophy. The Club does this through weekly meetings, numerous social events, and involvement with faculty, graduate students, and other special guests. It is open to students of all majors regardless of prior experience in philosophy.

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Phi Sigma Tau

The Illinois Zeta Chapter of the Phi Sigma Tau International Honors Society in Philosophy is a separate entity from the Philosophy Club.

Article II of the Phi Sigma Tau Constitution states:

"The objects of the Society shall be: (1) to serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; (2) to promote student interest in research and advanced study in this field; (3) to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit; (4) to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in this field; and (5) to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public."

Students are eligible for membership in Phi Sigma Tau if they meet the following criteria:

  • have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • have a cumulative GPA in philosophy of 3.0 or greater
  • have completed or are registered in at least 2 philosophy courses
  • have completed three semesters, five quarters, or the equivalent of the college courses

Anyone interested in joining should contact us at or attend a Philosophy Club general meeting.

For additional details about Phi Sigma Tau, please visit the club website or email