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Philosophy and Religious Studies

Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society

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General Info

Central Washington University is home to the Washington Alpha Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Philosophy Honor Society. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to serve as a means to award distinction to students with high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy, to promote student interest in research and advanced study in the field, to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit, to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed a marked ability in the field, and to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Phi Sigma Tau, please contact Dr. Cynthia Coe, coecy@cwu.edu 

Membership

Phi Sigma Tau will receive into its membership those who attain high standards of scholarship in philosophy and other subjects, and who give evidence of professional merit, proficiency and distinction.

Invitations to join Phi Sigma Tau are extended to undergraduates who meet the following requirements:

  1. have completed five quarters (or equivalent) of full-time university study
  2. rank in the upper 35% of their class
  3. have completed at least three courses in philosophy with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Graduate members are eligible if they meet the requirements for undergraduates or have completed at least one third of the residence requirements of the Master's Degree with a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Current Members

Faculty

  • Dr. Matthew Altman
  • Dr. Cynthia Coe
  • Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann
  • Dr. Raeburne Heimbeck (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Webster Hood (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Chester Keller (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Chenyang Li
  • Dr. Heidi Szpek
  • Prof. Karen Turcotte

Students -- Past and Present

  • Courtney Allocca
  • Paul Andrade
  • Lauren Blesi
  • KathyMae Dickinson
  • Phillip Downes
  • Casie Dunleavy
  • Emily Heseltine
  • Christopher Hobbs
  • Chris Kerney
  • James Moore
  • Kristen Nicol
  • David Reynolds
  • Justin Sanders
  • Katy Wickersham

Honor Cord Ordering Information

Students may order honor cords from one of two companies:

Erffmeyer (contact: Jolene Zimdars)
Oak Hall

Be sure to indicate that you are ordering cords for Phi Sigma Tau, and that the colors are purple and white. Each student is responsible for purchasing honor cords, if they choose to do so.