Phi Sigma Tau

Phi Sigma Tau

Phi Sigma Tau is the International Honor Society in Philosophy and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

The UALR Arkansas Beta Chapter’s Mission is Five-Fold:
  1. to recognize and award distinction to students who display great interest and achieve scholarship in philosophy
  2. to promote student interest in research and advanced study in philosophy
  3. to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit
  4. to encourage and facilitate the professional spirit and friendship between exceptional students of philosophy
  5. to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public

Membership
Oracle Awards
Contact Information

Membership

General Membership Requirements

Undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock are eligible for active membership in Phi Sigma Tau if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 hours of college coursework
  2. Completion of two 3-hour courses in philosophy with an average GPA greater than 3.0 in those courses
  3. Overall GPA greater than 3.0

Students wishing to be members of Phi Sigma Tau must fill out a directory card and pay a one-time initiation fee (currently $25) to the national office.  Submit your directory card and check to the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Allison Merrick.

Phi Sigma Tau Arkansas Beta Chapter

2014 Inductees

Justin Bray
Spencer Briggs
Marla Cole
Teresa Dukes-Scott
Joshua Harper
Corisa Rakestraw
Jessica Simpson
Samantha Wilson

2013 Inductees

Desireé Bailey
Mark Beyer
Kate Blackwell
Daysha Carr
Alexandra Gonzales
Casey Hook
Karldy Isidor
Angela Johnson
Corey Key
Bianca Mayo
Ashley Moore
Garrett Morgan
Andrew Rinchuso
Jerry Wilkerson
Keary Woodard

2012 Inductees

Marshall Akins
Jessica Ashun
Georgette Huyler
Ivan Martinez
Dequeshia Prude
Sara Stevens
William Wisdom

Oracle Awards

Excellent work gets rewarded around here!

The Oracle Awards recognize exceptional philosophical papers written for your philosophy courses.
Winners will be announced at the annual Phi Sigma Tau Induction Ceremony in April.

The Call for Oracle Award paper submissions can be found here.

The Oracle Apex Award for Exceptional Philosophical Argumentation

The highest honor, which may be awarded to any student who has taken any course in which she wrote a truly exceptional philosophy paper, a paper considered to have excellent potential to be turned into a conference paper or publication.

The Oracle Award for Exceptional Philosophic Argumentation

Any student taking any course is eligible for this award, which rewards exceptional philosophy writing.

The Oracle Upstart Award

Awarded to a student taking a lower-level class who has produced the most exceptional paper, with preference given to freshmen and sophomore students.

Oracle Award Honorable Mentions

When the Oracle Award Judges have a particularly large group of worthy papers, they may choose to award several honorable mentions

The Clarence Guy Award

Awarded to the best paper in an introductory course.

Contact

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Roxy Green (rmgreen1@ualr.edu)