Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society

Loyola has a Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau (Alpha of Illinois), an International Honor Society in Philosophy.

The purpose of the organization shall be to:

  • Function as a student organization.
  • Recognize and honor student achievement in philosophy.
  • Promote ties between the Loyola Philosophy students and faculty.
  • Promote ties between Loyola Philosophy students and philosophy students at other universities.
  • Promote interest in philosophy within the Loyola student body.
  • Promote the philosophical discussion and debate within the Loyola student body.

The motto of the society is:

Philoúnton Sophían Timé, "The honor of those who love wisdom."

To read the Phi Sigma Tau manual, click here.

Criteria for Membership

Membership in this organization is open to all who satisfy the following requirements from the international organization. Students must have:

  • Completed two semesters, four quarters or the equivalent, of college
  • An overall Loyola GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Completed at least two philosophy courses with a mean overall grade which is higher than the second highest grade on the grading scale. The GPA in philosophy courses must be higher than 3.67.

You will need to bring an up to date copy of your Loyola transcript to demonstrate your eligibility for membership.

Membership Fees

Students will need to pay a one time initiation fee to the National Office of Phi Sigma Tau (as of 2012 the initiation fee is $25).


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Faculty Advisor—Dr. Thomas Carson, tcarson@luc.edu