The Philanthropic Assembly proudly continues the rebellious tradition of Society father David Gillespie, who led the organization to break away from the Debating Society just twenty-nine days after its foundation. The Phis follow the ideal of libertas (hinting at a long-standing point of disagreement between the two Societies) in addition to the old Di values of virtus and scientia. Phi President Hope Cary currently leads the Phis in the continual search for self-betterment. Find a list of current active Philanthropic Senators below. The Philanthropic Constitution may be viewed here.





Claude Wilson, Senator

Junior | History
Joined: November 28, 2016

“Disobedience, in the eyes of any one who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion.”

– Oscar Wilde


Kevin Gauch, Joint Senate President

Junior | History & Philosophy
Joined: January 23, 2017

“Tell them I said something.”

– Pancho Villa

Jack WatsonSenator

Junior | Geography & Public Policy
Joined: September 18, 2017

Noah TobiasSenator

Sophomore | Global Studies
Joined: November 6, 2017

“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

Hunter Thompson

Christina BartaCritic

Sophomore | Computer Science & Philosophy
Joined: November 20, 2017

“I am sure I am far enough ahead to have some small immortality if I can keep well.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Peyton FurtadoSenator

Junior | Media and Journalism & Dramatic Art
Joined: December 4, 2017

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

– Proverbs 16:24

Hope CaryPhi President

Junior | Philosophy & Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
Joined: March 5, 2018

Sidharth SirdeshmukhSenator

Sophomore | Biology & Philosophy
Joined: April 9, 2018

Gayathri RaghavendraSenator

Sophomore | Computer Science & Public Policy
Joined: April 29, 2018

Nathaniel Jacobs, Senator

First Year | Political Science & American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Joined: October 1, 2018

“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. “

Sitting Bull

Caleb Shuda, Treasurer

First-year | Russian Studies
Joined: October 29th, 2018

“He who controls the gold holds the power.”

– J.S.P Gauch

Hanna Tischer, Senator

First-year | Mathematics & Chemistry
Joined: December 3rd, 2018

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul”

William Ernest Henley

Hanna Berg, Senator

First-year | Public Policy
Joined: February 11th, 2019

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made”

-Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Cordelia Gilligan, Historian

First-year | Political Science & History
Joined: February 18th, 2019

“One of the poets, whose name I cannot recall, has a passage, which I am unable at the moment to remember, in one of his works, which for the time being has slipped my mind, which hits off admirably this age-old situation.”

-P. G. Wodehouse, The Long Hole

Jia Chun Xie, Senator

First-year | Biomedical Engineering
Joined: March 25th, 2019

“Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

-Dylan Thomas

Chloe Lindberg, Senator

First-year | Biology & Chemistry
Joined: April 8th, 2019

Let us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.”

-Mark Twain

Holly Lockhead, Senator

First-year | Religious Studies
Joined: April 15th, 2019

“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”

-Audre Lorde