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 Cordellia Gilligan 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

Senior | 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, President Emeritus

Senior | History & Philosophy
Joined: January 23, 2017

“Tell them I said something.”

– Pancho Villa

Jack Watson, Joint Senate President

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

Noah TobiasSenator

Junior | Global Studies
Joined: November 6, 2017

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

Hunter Thompson

Christina Barta, Senator

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

“There is another characteristic of George Washington I particularly admire. He thought in the long term. His correspondence is laced with the phrase “a century hence.” He thought about what our country would be like in a hundred or even two hundred years. And he did so in the crush of everyday political life, in which decisions had to be every day made under the pressure of events, in a hectic world like our own. He thought about us. He thought about the twenty-first century. He challenges us to think about a distant posterity—about the world we are making for generations yet unborn.”

Jack D. Warren, Jr.

Peyton FurtadoSenator

Senior | 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 Cary, Senator

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

Sidharth SirdeshmukhSenator

Junior | Biology & Philosophy
Joined: April 9, 2018

Gayathri RaghavendraSenator

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

Nathaniel Jacobs, Senator

Sophomore | 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, Senator

Sophomore | Russian Studies
Joined: October 29th, 2018

My name is Yoshikage Kira. I’m 33 years old. My house is in the northeast section of Morioh, where all the villas are, and I am not married. I work as an employee for the Kame Yu department stores, and I get home every day by 8PM at the latest. I don’t smoke, but I occasionally drink. I’m in bed by 11PM, and make sure I get eight hours of sleep, no matter what. After having a glass of warm milk and doing about twenty minutes of stretches before going to bed, I usually have no problems sleeping until morning. Just like a baby, I wake up without any fatigue or stress in the morning. I was told there were no issues at my last check-up. I’m trying to explain that I’m a person who wishes to live a very quiet life. I take care not to trouble myself with any enemies, like winning and losing, that would cause me to lose sleep at night. That is how I deal with society, and I know that is what brings me happiness. Although, if I were to fight I wouldn’t lose to anyone.

– Yoshikage Kira

Hanna Tischer, Senator

Sophomore | 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, Sergeant-At-Arms

Sophomore | Public Policy
Joined: February 11th, 2019

“Giving up is an important part of cooking”

-Anna Fiore

Cordelia Gilligan, Phi President

Sophomore | 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, Treasurer

Sophomore | 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

Sophomore | 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

Sophomore | 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

Andrew Shaw, Senator

Sophomore | Political Science & Communications
Joined: September 30, 2019

“He was alone. He was desperately lonely.”

-Thomas Wolfe

Dylan Heneghan, Senator

Sophomore | Political Science & Communications
Joined: September 30, 2019

“The most perceptive character in a play is the fool, because the ,am who wishes to seem simple cannot possibly be a simpleton.”

-Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Allison Carpenter, Senator

Sophomore | Business Administration & Contemporary European Studies 
Joined: October 28, 2019

“I believe that the presidential term should be limited.”

-Vladimir Putin

Sina Shahnizadeh, Senator

Senior | Anthropology & Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) 
Joined: November 4, 2019

“It’s all worth Mama’s smile.”

-Sean Michael Leonard Anderson