Fall 2023 Joint Senate Officers

President: Nathaniel Shue
President Pro Tempore: Deniz Erdal
Critic: Anna Crist
Clerk: Rania Alaoui
Treasurer: Andrew Forbes
Sergeant-at-Arms: Ashley Dowdney
Historian: Dillon Page

Fall 2023 Society Presiding Officers:

Di President: Daniel Gallagher
Phi Speaker: Marie Thorn


Contact our President, Nathaniel Shue (nshue@unc.edu), for general questions relating to the Joint Senate.

Contact our Clerk, Rania Alaoui (ralaoui@unc.edu), for queries regarding Joint Senate communications and/or this website.

Contact our Sergeant-at-Arms, Ashley Dowdney (ahbd@email.unc.edu), or use our Chamber Request Form for information regarding renting our historic properties.

Contact our Historian, Dillon Page (pwidillo@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.

View Larger Map

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

View Larger Map

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, 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.