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!

Albion College Philosophy Club

Professor Bindu Madhok has a discussion with her philosophy class.

Movies, presentations, debate, and dialogue! For information about the Philosophy Club, contact Jeremy Kirby or Dan Mittag or Bindu Madhok.

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.

Field Trips

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.


For information about Pre-Law, please see Pre-Professional Programs.

For those students who are interested in the study of law at the undergraduate level, please take a look at the Law, Justice and Society concentration.


Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and Symposium Opportunities

pdfThe 24rd Annual Pacific University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will be held April 17 -18, 2020 on the campus of Pacific University, in Forest Grove, Oregon.  The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for the presentation of philosophical work of undergraduates to their peers. Papers are required to be of philosophical content, but there are no specific restrictions on subject matter within the arena of philosophical discussion itself. Papers should be approximately 3000 words (10-12 pages). Electronic submissions are required and should be sent to Ian O'Loughlin at . Selected papers from the conference will be published in the journal Res Cogitans.

This is strictly an undergraduate conference, with only undergraduates allowed on the conference program. The single exception is the keynote speaker.  This year’s keynote talk will be by Michael Ruse.

23rd Annual Philosophy Student Symposium, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, 2020 Call for Papers.  Submission deadline is January 20, 2020.

Midsouth Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, Friday and Saturday, March 20-21, 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS.  There is no fee for the conference; however, papers must be received by February 7 in order to be considered.

Research and Fellowship Opportunities

The Humane Studies Fellowship at George Mason University.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. 



Michigan Civil Service Comission (MiCSC) Internship Positions


Publication Opportunities

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2020
Deadline for submission online is January 21, 2020 by 5:00PM PST.

pdfAperto Animo the undergraduate philosophy journal for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is now accepting submissions for our inaugural May 2019 issue! We are looking for submissions of approximately 2 to 12 pages, in the following categories: ethics, value theory, epistemology, philosophy of the mind, philosophy of language, metaphysics, political thought, and critiques of other philosophers’ work. Additionally, all submissions should contain an abstract summarizing the work.

If you are interested in submitting, fill out the form at The deadline for submissions is February 8th at 11:59 PM. This issue will be published at the start of May

pdfEpisteme, Vol. XXXI (2020), Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Call for Papers deadline for submission for the scheduled publication of Volume XXXI in May 2020 is midnight December 20, 2019. 

STANCE, an International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, is produced and edited entirely by undergraduate students. We aim to enrich student learning by providing an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their original work reviewed by or published in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The undergraduate editors of Stance are trained in specific editorial skills, including line-editing, content evaluation, professional communication, and independent research. Several reviewers examine each contributed paper. Contributors are given constructive feedback, even if the paper is rejected. For accepted and ‘revise and resubmit’ papers, the feedback is typically substantial. The editor-in-chief of Stance ensures that all questions are answered professionally and in a timely manner.

Submission Guidelines:  Stance seeks papers concerning any philosophical topic. However, not every paper that earns an “A” in an undergraduate course is right for us. A Stance paper will go above and beyond an “A” with regard to originality, depth, and audience appeal. Current undergraduates may submit papers between 1500 and 3500 words in length. The deadline for submissions is mid-December, initial review is completed in early February, and publication is in April.

pdfPrometheus Undergraduate Philosophy Journal and Conference, John Hopkins University, Call for Papers:  Prometheus is an undergraduate philosophy club run by students at Johns Hopkins University. The purpose of the club is to promote philosophic discourse of the highest standard by offering students an opportunity to engage in open discussion, participate in an academic conference, and establish a community of aspiring philosophers. Each year, Prometheus hosts a conference for undergraduates in philosophy. Prometheus is currently accepting submissions for papers to be read at its 2020 conference. The new, extended deadline for submissions is end of day on Friday, January 31st, 2020, with decisions to be expected in early March. The conference will be held on Saturday, April 11th.

Areté, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers University

Summer Seminars and Institutes in Philosophy

None posted at this time; please check again soon.