Honor Society

Phi Sigma Tau  is the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930, it has grown to include a network of 187 in the United States and Canada. In October 2007, Niagara University installed the New York Omega Chapter of this society and inducted its first members.

The Philosophy Department would like to encourage all eligible students to apply to be initiated into our growing Omega chapter. The requirements to join the chapter are as follows:

  • The student must have declared a major or minor in philosophy.
  • The student must have completed two semesters of college work.
  • The student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.4.
  • The student must have completed or are registered in at least three philosophy classes with an average GPA in philosophy courses over 3.0.

The Omega Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau will work as part of the Philosophy Club in continuing to provide forums for philosophical discussion.

If you think you are eligible and would like more information about being initiated at the instillation ceremony, please contact Dr. Bertland at  bertland@niagara.edu  or come by his office in Dunleavy 319.

Joining the society requires an entry fee of $25. For this, you will receive copies of  Dialogue, an undergraduate philosophy journal, and the PST newsletter.