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 Speaker Andrew Forbes 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.



Angus Ewington, Senator

Fourth Year | Philosophy and Mathematics 
Joined: August 9th, 2020

“I’m da joker baby.”

– Drew Russell

Madeline Nielsen, Senator

Fourth Year | Latin and Entrepreneurship
Joined: April 29th, 2021

“‘Influencer’ is such a sinister title. It’s got all the menace of ‘royal adviser’ but none of the raw sex appeal.”

– the internet

Ben Wilson, Senator

Third Year | Political Science
Joined: October 11th, 2021

“We marveled at nature and drew comfort from trees that had weathered storms for decades and still stood strong; their endurance reassured us.”

– Luke Adam Hawker

Marie Thorn, Joint Senate President

Third Year | History and Peace, War, & Defense
Joined: November 1st, 2021

“If one is fortunate, those paths will for a time join. But if paths separate, it is comforting to know that a friend still graces the universe with his skills, and his viewpoint, and his present. For if one is remembered by a friend, one is never truly gone.”

– Mitth’raw’nuruodo Kivu’raw’nuru

Gianluca Ciuffreda, Senator

Third Year | Information Science
Joined: November 1st, 2021

“There has never been a sadness that can’t be cured by breakfast food.”

– Ron Swanson

Alex Rhinehalt, Senator

Second Year | Political Science
Joined: November 15th, 2021

“Like Barack Obama, I have been seduced by long legged socialists.” 

– Unnamed Senator

Maddox Addy, Clerk

Second Year | Sociology and Political Science
Joined: February 28th, 2022

“I comprehended that it was my task: to make difficulties everywhere.”

– Søren Kierkegaard

Andrew Forbes, Phi Speaker

First Year | Public Policy and Political Science
Joined: September 12th, 2022

“Not TV or illegal drugs but the automobile has been the chief destroyer of American communities.”

Jane Jacobs

Ryan Kalo, Senator

Second Year | Religious Studies and Linguistics
Joined: October 3rd, 2022

“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”

– Simone de Beauvoir

Dillon Page, Senator

First Year | Sociology and Anthropology
Joined: October 10th, 2022

“Did you know I’m utterly insane?”

– Patrick Bateman

Zenith Jarrett, Senator

First Year
Joined: October 17th, 2022

“If you should see a man walking down a crowded street, talking aloud to himself… don’t run in the opposite direction, but run towards him. For he is a poet. You have nothing to fear from the poet but the truth.”

Ted Joans

Maximilian Alexander Peklo, Senator

Second Year | Psychology
Joined: March 20th, 2023

Ethan Crook, Senator

Second Year | Computer Science and Physics
Joined: March 20th, 2023