Phi Sigma Tau
Phi Sigma Tau [ΦΣΤ] is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society now has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. Phi Sigma Tau publishes a journal, Dialogue, for student contributions in all areas of contemporary philosophical research. The ΦΣΤ Newsletter is sent to all students and alumni/ae members and contains news of local chapter activities. The National Alumni Chapter (NAC) provides a medium of exchange and communication for onetime PST members who desire to retain their affiliation with the Society following graduation.
The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College established its local chapter of Phi Sigma Tau in 2013. The LVC chapter of ΦΣΤ is known as the Pennsylvania Alpha Alpha. An annual induction ceremony for eligible Philosophy majors and minors will be held every spring semester in coordination with the college’s celebration of student learning.
Eligibility Requirements for Induction and Membership in ΦΣΤ:
1) completed at least three semesters at an institution having a local ΦΣΤ chapter in good standing,
2) completed at least two Philosophy courses,
3) attained a grade point average of at least 3.5 (or B+) in Philosophy courses,
4) been ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship at the time of induction.