Muhlenburg University

Requirements for a Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau

Phi Sigma Tau operates under the umbrella of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is a member in full standing of that organization. ACHS has several requirements for member organizations, and schools petitioning for a chapter must meet all the requirements of both Phi Sigma Tau and ACHS.

We follow the guidelines listed below.

  1. Phi Sigma Tau discourages applications from schools that are on the AAUP list of Censured Administrations.
     
  2. A charter can be granted only to schools accredited by one of the major regional accrediting bodies.
     
  3. A charter can be granted only to schools with baccalaureate (or equivalent) programs.
     
  4. A charter can be granted only to schools with a major (or its equivalent) in philosophy. A major should normally include a course in logic, a course in value theory, and two courses in the history of philosophy.
     
  5. A charter can be granted only when the school has the resources as well as sufficient faculty with terminal doctorates in philosophy to support a major in philosophy.
     
  6. A charter can be granted only when there is departmental and administrative support for the petition.
     
  7. A group consisting of at least five people must present the petition to the Executive Secretary.

Further Information: If you have questions concerning the process, or to obtain the petition form, please contact the Executive Secretary for further details.