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Welcome to the Philosophy Graduate Student Organization!

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Portal Information


To promote the quality of the philosophy graduate students' work, professionalism, and departmental atmosphere by, among other things, bringing in top philosophers from other departments and sending our best students to conferences and other departments.



President Name (Organization's Primary Contact)

Beth Barker

Vice-President Name (Organization's Secondary Contact)

Ritwik Agrawal

Treasurer Name (Organization's Fiscal Contact)

Jon Marc Asper

Faculty/Staff Advisor Name

Peter Vallentyne

Advisor Job/Work Title

Ex: Professor of Health Sciences, Academic Advisor of Journalism, Chef for Dining Services, etc.

Kline Chair

Organization Email Address

This is the publicly available e-mail that is intended for people interested in contacting the organization for more information.

Campus Mailing Address

All Recognized Student Organizations are required to have an on-campus physical mailing address. Please provide your information below.

438 Strickland Hall

Membership Criteria / Selection Process

Please describe who is eligible for membership and list any criteria used in the selection process. If open to all, please indicate so. (Keep in mind the non-discrimination clause from the organization's constitution.)

Being a graduate student in the philosophy department at the University of Missouri is a sufficient condition for being a member of the Philosophy Graduate Student Organization.

This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.

Here's What We Do

This is less formal than your purpose statement. Take this opportunity to discuss any activities the organization may be known for or what members of your organization can expect to gain through becoming a member.

The Philosophy Graduate Student Organization fosters the professional development of graduate philosophy students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, enhances intra-departmental communication among philosophy graduate students and between the graduate students and faculty in the philosophy department, helps members secure travel funding, and liaises with campus organizations (such as the Graduate Professional Council).

Meeting Information

Please include the days/dates your organization meets, the location(s), and time(s). This information helps interested students connect with the organization.

This organization has no fewer than six general meetings throughout the academic year. These meetings are determined by the GSO President (and chair of meetings) after she or he is installed after elections conclude.

Election Month