Philosophy students at Albion get involved and gain experience through a number of opportunities outside of class. Scroll through some of the possibilities below and don't hesitate to contact the department for more information!
Movies, presentations, debate, and dialogue! For information about the Philosophy Club, contact
Phi Sigma Tau
Albion is affiliated with this national honorary organization in philosophy, as students' wishes dictate. Our local chapter has been active in arranging programs of intellectual significance to the campus and providing formal recognition to the academic achievements of our students.
Classes such as the Philosophy of Art or the Bertrand Russell Seminar often include field trips to libraries, museums, or galleries as part of the course. One of the Russell Seminar's trips to the Russell Archives at McMaster University resulted in the students publishing in Russell: The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives.
Albion's Institutes, Centers, and Honors Program
The field of philosophy characteristically emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills on the methodological side, and inquiry into value issues on the substantive side. This combination makes the study of philosophy an important and meaningful addition to the curricular initiatives offered at Albion by the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, the Institute for Healthcare Professions, and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, as well as the Pre-Law and Neuroscience concentrations. The websites of each include a description of relevant Philosophy courses.
Steven Humphrey Student Philosophy Colloquium – Friday, November 2, 2012
Deadline for submission is October 15, 2012.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2013
Deadline for submission online is December 3, 2012.
The Philosophy Department of the University of Utah is proud to announce the 10th Annual Intermountain West Student Philosophy Conference (IWSPC) to be held March 21-23, 2013 in Salt Lake City. Papers in any area of philosophy by graduate or undergraduate students are welcome. Papers should be suitable for a twenty-five minute presentation with fifteen minutes of commentary and Q&A, no more than 3,000 words and prepared for blind review. Only one submission per author will be considered.
Deadline for submission: January 7, 2013.
6th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium at DePauw University – April 11-13, 2013
Call for essays and creative projects. The symposium's theme is "Ethics and the Environment." Submission deadline is February 1, 2013.
The First Annual Online Undergraduate Ethics Conference sponsored by Coastal Carolina University Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
Call for papers. Deadline for paper submission: February 1, 2013.
Undergraduate Research Fellowships
The Master's program of the Philosophy Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia is accepting applications from qualified students for its two Neurophilosophy Fellowships, its Legal/Political Philosophy Scholarship, its German Philosophy Scholarship, and its Assistantships. All funding packages cover two years of full tuition. Fellowships and scholarships provide $15,000/year, and Assistantships provide $5,000-$10,000/year. Initial application deadline: February 1, 2013. See more information about the department and application procedures, or e-mail Tim O’Keefe at
Summer Seminars and Institutes in Philosophy
None posted at this time; please check again soon.
Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory
See the list maintained by Mercyhurst College.