Every petitioning member of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies is required to have a sponsor, a standing senator of the Societies who gives advice and helps lead petitioners through the petitioning process. Close bonds form between most sponsors and sponsees, and as such, many Senators refer to their sponsor as their mom, dad, or parent. This tradition has created many family lines within the Societies, traceable back through many generations.

In past years, the the office of Geneologist existed in the Societies, a Senator who maintained and researched an active DiPhi Family Tree. This position unfortunately died out in the past decade and with it fell the family tree.

In the fall of 2013, Historian Clay resurrected the tradition of maintaining a family tree. His tree was updated by President Ding in the fall of 2017 and has since been maintained by the Clerk.

At the links below, the most current version of the tree for each society can be examined.

Dialectic Society Family Tree

Philanthropic Society Family Tree

Any corrections can be directed to mo3225@live.unc.edu.