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 Dallas Brown 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.

 

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Joshua Hughes, Senator
Senior | Peace, War, & Defense and Political Science
Joined: December 5, 2011

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Charlotte Miriam Fare, Senator
Senior | Biology
Joined: October 15, 2012

They may say: “Wow. That sucks.”

But at least they said wow.

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Austin Glock Andrews, President Pro Tempore
Senior | Classical Archaeology, Religious Studies
Joined: October 29, 2012

I was born via Caesarean section at a very young age and thus began my lifelong interaction with the Classics.

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Allison Elizabeth Stitt, Senator
Senior, Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: November 26, 2012

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Sarah Elizabeth Pickhardt, President Emeritus
Senior, Peace, War, and Defense and Political Science
Joined: November 26, 2012

Responsibility is a unique concept… You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you… If responsibility is rightfully yours, no evasion, or ignorance or passing the blame can shift the burden to someone else. Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible.

– Hyman Rickover

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India Lassiter, Senator
Senior | English
Joined: February 2013

My Di Phi peers receive my constant admiration since I thrive on discussion, diplomacy, and getting away with anything because you’re in formal wear.

“When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing knowledge.”

– Albert Einstein

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Michael Raybuck, Senator
Junior | Mathematics
Joined: February 17, 2014

Hey Ronald, could you scrub me from the website? Trying to cover my tracks, remove web presence, y’know? Got to disappear for a while. Shady stuff going down. you won’t be able to contact me through this channel again, so, if you need me, you know where I live (Cobb 223 fyi). Thanks man.

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Sasha Gombar, Senator
Junior | Global Studies
Joined: March 17, 2014

Ah, good conversation – there’s nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.

Edith Wharton

Esteemed guests: In my time at DiPhi, I’ve learned that nothing brings people closer together than sharing great ideas. Please come out to our meetings and share yours with us!

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Michael Johnston, Senator
Junior | Biology
Joined: March 31, 2014

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.

– Henry David Thoreau

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Trent Hollandsworth (left)Senator
Junior | Mathematical Decision Sciences
Joined: April 21, 2014

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Ranald Adams, Senator
Sophomore | Peace, War, and Defense
Joined: October 13, 2014

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dallasDallas Brown, Senator
Senior | Linguistics
Joined: February 9, 2015

‘Neither do I,’ said Lee. ‘But I take my two pipes in the afternoon, no more and no less, like the elders. And I feel that I am a man. And I feel that a man is a very important thing—maybe more important than a star. This is not theology. I have no bent toward gods. But I have a new love for that glittering instrument, the human soul. It is a lovely and unique thing in the universe. It is always attacked and never destroyed— because Thou mayest.’”

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Kyle Harris, Senator
Senior | Public Policy
Joined: February 23, 2015

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

– Queen Elizabeth II

We go into the red next year… I shall have to give up polo.

– Prince Philip

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Rishi Kumar (right), Senator
Sophomore | Public Policy
Joined: April 6, 2015

“I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Pallavi Gulati, Senator
Sophomore | Business Administration, Japanese
Joined: April 6, 2015

“Be kind, for every person you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”

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12080756_509788549189890_870805274_nIllirik Smirnov, Senator
Sophomore | Computer Science, Economics
Joined: April 13, 2015

“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure it is not to enjoy ourselves.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Sam Sockwell, Senator
Senior | Philosophy, Chemistry
Joined: August 24, 2015

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Christina Lim, Historian
First-year | Biology
Joined: October 26, 2015

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.'”

Dave Barry

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Vanessa Okoyeh, Senator
First-year | Political Science, Dramatic Arts
Joined: October 26, 2015

“The barometer of my emotional nature is set for a spell of riot.

James Joyce

 

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Samantha Hutchings (Left), Senator
Sophomore | English
Joined: November 2, 2015

“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream.”

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

 

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Quinn Gross, Senator
Sophomore | Computer Science and Chemistry
Joined: January 11, 2016

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