Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society in Philosophy

Founded at Muhlenberg College in 1930, and subsequently incorporated as a nonprofit corporation of Washington, D.C., Phi Sigma Tau is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Society's central purpose is to promote ties among philosophy departments in accredited institutions and students interested in philosophy. Both at the national and local levels, the organization of the Society is instrumental - a means for developing and honoring academic excellence and philosophical interest, and for popularizing philosophy among the general collegiate public.

Phi Sigma Tau establishes minimum requirements for induction. These include a student's majoring or minoring in philosophy, being in the top 35% of her university class, and having at least a 3.0 philosophy GPA. W&L has strengthened and clarified these so that the student must be a junior or senior philosophy major or minor and have at least a 3.5 philosophy and overall GPA.

On March 5, 2015, Washington and Lee University installed the Virginia-Mu chapter of Phi Sigma Tau on campus and inducted the first W&L students into the society.

Class of 2019
Michael A. Barro, II
Hayden Wyatt Daniel
Alex L. Farley
Benjamin J. Fleenor
Henry Carr Patrick
Brittany L. Smith
Muskaan Soni

Class of 2018
Kiera Sweeny Judge

Class of 2017
Zoe Alexis Stein

Class of 2016
Will Brown
Teddy Corcoran
Hayley Degnan
Stephanie Foster
Luke McCracken

Class of 2015
Regan Fuerst
Jack Murphy
Connor Perkins
Austin Pierce
Jackie Yarbro

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