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

Senior | Philosophy and Mathematics 
Joined: August 9th, 2020

“The officer of the watch tilts one end of the plank. Gusev slides down it, flies off head first, does a somersault in the air and – in he splashes! Foam envelopes him, and he seems swathed in lace for a second, but the second passes and he vanishes beneath the waves. He moves swiftly towards the bottom. Will he reach it?”

-“Gusev,” Anton Chekhov

James Crescenzi, Senator

Senior | Political Science and Mathematics
Joined: November 1st, 2020

Madeline Nielsen, Senator

Senior | 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

Junior | 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

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

“I will pass all of your little psychological tests!”


Gianluca Ciuffreda, Senator

Junior | 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

Sophomore | Political Science
Joined: November 15th, 2021

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

– Unnamed Senator

Maddox Addy, Clerk

Sophomore | 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

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

“I don’t believe in queens. You think that freedom is something you can give or take on a whim. But to your people, freedom is just as essential as… air. And without it, there is no life. There is only darkness.”

– Zaheer

Dillon Page, Senator

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

“I am going to be the king of the pirates.”

Monkey D. Luffy

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