Spring 2021 Joint Senate Officers
President: Mo Van de Sompel
President Pro Tempore: Cordelia Gilligan
Critic: Anna Fiore
Clerk: Joy Aikens
Treasurer: Robert Jones
Sergeant At Arms: Andrew Richards
Historian: Hanna Berg

Spring 2021 Society Presidents:
Di President: Valerie Calvo
Phi President: Caleb Shuda

Spring 2021 External Committee Chairs:
Portrait Acquisitions: Hanna Berg

Feel free to email our President, Mo Van de Compel (mo3225@live.unc.edu), with any questions or concerns.

Contact our Clerk, Joy Aikens (jaikens@live.unc.edu), for queries regarding Joint Senate communications and/or this website.

Contact our Sergeant at Arms, Andrew Richards (abryantr@live.unc.edu)  or use our Chamber Request Form for information regarding renting our historic properties.

Contact our Historian, Hanna Berg (joberg@live.unc.edu) for questions regarding DiPhi’s history, archives,  and portrait collection.

Sign up for our guest email list for information about weekly debates and social events here.

Campus Locations

  • Dialectic Chamber: Located in 310 New West Hall on East Cameron Avenue. We hold our meetings here every Monday at 7:30 PM. Please stop by.

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  • Philanthropic Chamber: Located in 407 New East Hall on East Cameron Avenue. We hold social events and committee meetings here.

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Mailing Address
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies
P.O. Box 795
179 E. Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States

Di-Phi Foundation
Please contact our foundation (president@diphi.org), currently led by President John O’Connor, for any information regarding the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc.

The Foundation’s Mailing address is:
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 774
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-3647

Faculty Adviser
Our current faculty adviser is Professor and Alumnus Senator Bland Simpson. Dr. Simpson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing and author of many books about the Carolinas. Find his contact information and curriculum vitae here. Also learn about the North Carolina’s “Amazon” from him here.