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Student Life and Resources

The Department of Philosophy works to foster a sense of community among its undergraduates outside of the classroom. Below you will find information regarding our philosophy clubundergraduate department award, and a list of resources ranging from philosophy databases to comics and podcasts.

Undergraduate Philosophy Club

The Undergraduate Philosophy Club at the Ohio State University is an active group of students interested in all things philosophical. The club functions as a forum for philosophical discussion to complement and enhance academic studies, providing intellectual support by forming connections with other undergraduates. The club is entirely student led and programmed, welcoming all majors, ideologies, and levels of familiarity. There are social events associated with the Club and, in the past, the Club has hosted Undergraduate Philosophy Conferences that have brought student visitors from around the country to present their work. 

• Philosophy Club meets in person at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays in 56 UH.
• Get emailed updates about Club meetings by joining the Philosophy Club listserv

Please contact Professor Lisa Shabel for more information about how to get involved.

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Sorge is the undergraduate philosophy journal of The Ohio State University, founded in 2022. Sorge's editorial board is comprised by members of the Leighton Undergraduate Philosophy Club.  Volume 1 is now available to read.  Visit the Sorge website to learn more

Undergraduate Philosophy Ambassadors


The Philosophy Department appoints several Undergraduate Philosophy Ambassadors each year to help faculty with community building and recruitment.

Please contact Professor Lisa Shabel for more information about the Undergraduate Philosophy Ambassadors program.


Bingham Award


Each Spring the Philosophy Department awards the Bingham Prize to a deserving undergraduate. This prize is designed to recognize undergraduate excellence in Philosophy, and is awarded on the basis of a student essay written during the previous year. The Philosophy Department will present the prize of $750 and an engraved medal to the winner.

Qualifications for Submissions:

  • You must have taken an undergraduate philosophy course at OSU during the current school year or during spring term of the previous year.
  • You must have written the essay since spring break of the previous academic year.
  • You must have your essay endorsed by a faculty member or graduate teaching associate in the Philosophy Department.

Deadline for Submission: March 25, 2024 @ 12:00pm

Submission details, a list of past winners, and the history of the award can be found here.

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  • Current and Upcoming Courses
    A list of courses being offered in the philosophy department over the current and upcoming terms
  • Social Media
    Keep up to date with department happenings by liking us on Facebook, following us on Instagram and Twitter, and visiting our YouTube channel.
  • What I Did with My Philosophy Major
    A collection of recent Ohio State philosophy graduates share their stories of life after college with a philosophy degree
  • Guide to Undergraduate Studies
    Details concerning majoring, minoring, and pursuing a honors degree in philosophy at Ohio State
  • Philosophy Alumni Database
    A collection of contact information for philosophy graduates from the past 20 years who have offered to discuss their experiences with current undergraduates; contact Michelle Brown to request a copy of the database



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