Phi Sigma Tau

Phi Sigma Tau is the international honor society in philosophy. Our chapter works to promote interest and outstanding achievement in philosophy among St. Olaf students by sponsoring a monthly colloquium series at which students present and discuss one another’s papers on a variety of philosophical topics. We also bring in guest speakers from other institutions to present papers. Please contact any of the officers for more information about our next event or becoming a member or associate of the chapter.

Contacts:
President Bergen Nelson (nelsonb)
Vice-President Meredith Varie (varie)
Secretary Emma Ritter (ritter)
Treasurer Mitch Kampf (kampf)

Click here for details of the colloquium series. Click here for details of the guest speaker events.

 

Phi Sigma Tau's Members of the 2014-2015 Academic Year (Left-Right): Meredith Varie '16, Margaret Schenck '16, Vera Lochtefeld '16, Greg Gianopoulos '16, Nicholas Squires '16, Samuel Benson '15, Margaret Scweiger '15, and Bergen Nelson '15.

Phi Sigma Tau’s Members of the 2014-2015 Academic Year (L-R): Meredith Varie ’16, Margaret Schenck ’16, Vera Lochtefeld ’16, Greg Gianopoulos ’16, Nicholas Squires ’16, Samuel Benson ’15, Margaret Scweiger ’15, and Bergen Nelson ’15.

 

Phi Sigma Tau 2014-2015 Initiation Ceremony

On September 25, 2014, Phi Sigma Tau held their initiation ceremony to welcome and induct new members and associates. After an opening speech by President Bergen Nelson ’15, he and Vice-President Meredith Varie ’16 led the initiation of ten new members into the Minnesota beta chapter of the honor society. Afterwards, members old and new voted Nelson and Varie to their positions as President and Vice-President respectively, and also elected Mitchell Kampf ’15 as Treasurer and Emma Ritter ’15 as Secretary.

 

President Bergen Nelson and Vice-President Meredith Varie lead the Initiation Ceremony for new members of Phi Sigma Tau.

President Bergen Nelson and Vice-President Meredith Varie lead the Initiation Ceremony for new members of Phi Sigma Tau.

 

 

Varie and Nelson then welcomed all associates of Phi Sigma Tau, and invited them to participate in any of the events and colloquiums that were planned for the coming year. A time for refreshment and community was held after the ceremony, and a delicious, thick sugary cake was enjoyed by the students of Philosophy as they discussed issues like the possibility of Moral Expertise and questioned the reality of the cake until they were forced out of the Heritage Room.

 

Phi Sigma Tau Officers of 2014-2015 (Left to Right): President Bergen Nelson '15, Vice-President Meredith Varie '16, Secretary Emma Ritter '15, and Treasurer Mitch Kampf '15.

Phi Sigma Tau Officers of 2014-2015 (Left to Right): President Bergen Nelson ’15, Vice-President Meredith Varie ’16, Secretary Emma Ritter ’15, and Treasurer Mitch Kampf ’15.