Spring 2024 Joint Senate Officers

President: Deniz Erdal
President Pro Tempore: Andrew Forbes
Critic: Rania Alaoui
Clerk: Katie Fiore
Treasurer: Nicole Belcher
Sergeant-at-Arms: Cormac Lynch
Historian: Tolu Osungbesan

Spring 2024 Society Presiding Officers:

Di President: Kathryn Haenni
Phi Speaker: Maddox Addy


Contact our President, Deniz Erdal (derdal@unc.edu), for general questions relating to the Joint Senate.

Contact our Clerk, Katie Fiore (kafiore@unc.edu), for queries regarding Joint Senate communications and/or this website.

Contact our Sergeant-at-Arms, Cormac Lynch (colynch@unc.edu), or use our Chamber Request Form for information regarding renting our historic properties.

Contact our Historian, Tolu Osungbesan (toluos@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 at 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, Inc.
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, pictured below. 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 North Carolina’s “Amazon” from him here.