Keep up with the Phi Kappa Society's upcoming events, results, and other Society news.

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Find your voice at UGA's house of Controversy. Every Thursday at 7 pm.


Is Taylor Swift a bad role model?

Come out to Phi Kappa Hall on Thursday (11/9) and let us know what you think!

 
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Don't forget to submit your work!

The Orator is Phi Kappa's literary magazine, edited by the Society's Historian and published semesterly. All are welcome to submit.

 
 
 

Happy Halloween from the Phi Kappa Literary Society!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME 

or just come on out to phi kappa this thursday to debate the future of major league basebalL! and in the mean time, collect your phi kappa baseball cards and bubblegum in tate plaza today! 

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Should Major League Baseball permit the use of legal performance enhancing drugs?

Come on out to Phi Kappa this Thursday, October 19th at 7:00 pm as we debate the health of players and the future of the league. Refreshments will be provided!

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Please join Phi Kappa as we host the Society Across the Way for the Intersociety Meeting!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 7pm in Phi Kappa Hall on UGA's beautiful North Campus.

Join us to celebrate this historic, friendly rivalry!

Photo courtesy of Pandora Yearbook, circa 1907
Special Collections Library

 
 
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Want your very own Phi Kappa Society Sweatshirt? Now is the time to order!

Just in time for sweater weather, you can order your classic, dark grey crewneck sweatshirt to support the Phi Kappa Literary Society! The campaign will run until October 25th, 2017, so help us meet our goal! 
Sizes S - XXXL available for purchase.

Avid Bookshop x Phi Kappa Present A reading of Banned Books! 

 
 
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Must the Democratic Party embrace socialist, leftist politics to survive?

Please join us Thursday, September 28th at 7pm in Phi Kappa Hall as we debate the future of the
left wing.

CHECK OUT PHI KAPPA's UPCOMING DEBATE IN THE GALLERY BELOW.
YOu Can join The Controversy every Thursday at 7 pm.

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Should the United States depose Syria's Bashar Al-Assad?


Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society on Thursday, September 14th @ 7 pm in
Phi Kappa Hall as we debate foreign affairs and human rights.

 

The Phi Kappa Literary Society is thrilled to welcome four new members into our lifelong siblinghood. Congratulations on all of your hard work, Brothers and Sisters. The best is yet to come for Sister mary beth Dicks, Sister Abby Brunn, Brother Blake Ventura, Brother COnnor Green

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Should the British Museum return all stolen artifacts to their peoples of origin?

Please join Phi Kappa this Thursday, September 7th at 7 pm in Phi Kappa Hall to debate a hot topic in historical preservation!

What do Phi Kappans do after they graduate?

They score in the 98th percentile of the G.R.E.!
Congratulations on all of your hard work,
Sister Jessie Pagan!
To Order!

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Phi Kappa Percentage Night at Ben & Jerry's!

8.29.2017 @ 6:00 pm, Ben & Jerry's downtown

Check out all of our upcoming debates in the gallery below!

 
 
 

Congratulations, Brother Jeffery Monroe!

Brother Monroe has been appointed by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to fill a judgeship vacancy in Bibb County! 

Got the back to school blues?

Come kick them with Phi Kappa at the Party on the Lawn! Join us on Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 at 6 p.m. while the semester is still kicking off! 

 

Do you think Greek Life is Toxic at the University of Georgia? Or are you a fervent Fraternity or sorority advocate? 

The PHI KAPPA LITERARY SOCIETY PRESENTS The resolution

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED: THE UNIVERSITY of georgia should halt the expansion of greek life.
 

Come debate the benefits and drawbacks of Greek Life on UGA's campus on August 17th, 2017. Refreshments will be provided at this event.

Come debate the benefits and drawbacks of Greek Life on UGA's campus on August 17th, 2017. Refreshments will be provided at this event.

Come one, come all to the Phi Kappa Literary Society's annual Summer Meeting on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at high noon in Phi Kappa Hall!

We will be debating the resolution Be It Hereby Resolved: Scientific Institutions do not promote social progress. The First Affirmation will be provided by Brother Austin Hattori and the First Negation will be provided by President-elect Sister Glenn Jacoby. Resolution Passed. We will recess to Taco Stand immediately following the presentation of Creative Writings and Orations.

Happy Thursday! Here is some Phi Kappa Society history for this lovely 19th day of May. On this day in 1933, Brother Eugene Robert Black I became Chairman of the Federal Reserve. In addition to marrying the daughter of Brother Henry W. Grady, Brother Black also was father to Brother Robert Black Sr. who was not only a Brother of the Phi Kappa Literary Society, but also later became President of the World Bank.

 

Do you follow Phi Kappa on Instagram? Check out our profile @PhiKappaSociety

Happy birthday to one of our most notable alumni,
Brother Carl Sanders (1925-2014)

On may 15, 1925, Brother Sanders was born in Augusta, Georgia. Brother Carl Sanders served as the 74th governor of the state of Georgia from 1963 to 1967. Throughout his career, Brother Sanders served in the Georgia House of Representatives, the Georgia Senate, and he dedicated his service to the improvement of education and the environment. Additionally, Brother Sanders played a key role in the transition towards desegregation during the Civil Rights Movement in the era of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson. Brother Sanders has been a politician, a lawyer, and even a partial owner of the Atlanta Hawks, but above all else we remember him as an example of the different doors that the Phi Kappa Society can open so long as you're willing to cross the threshold. Here's to you Brother Sanders. To Order!

You can learn more about Brother Carl Sanders and his vast influence in this
New York Times piece, published on the day of his death in 2014. 
A bit of history for your Wednesday: On this day (May 10th) in 1921, Brother Erle Cocke, Jr. was born in Dawson, Georgia. Many Phi Kappans served militarily during their lifetimes, but Brother Cocke had a particularly notable period of service. During World War II, he was taken prisoner by Germans three times. He escaped on each occasion, but he was caught after the third and shot by a Nazi firing squad and left to die as punishment. Fortunately, a German farmer soon found Brother Cocke still alive, although seriously wounded. He concealed him in his barn and cared for him until he was rescued. This farmer's courageous act allowed Brother Cocke to return home, where at 29 years old he became the youngest ever Commander of the American Legion, the nation's largest wartime veterans' organization. For his time in World War II he received the Silver Star, the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart with three oak leaf clusters, and the Croix de guerre of France. You can read more about Brother Cocke in this piece from the New York Times.

Brother Erle Cocke, Jr. 

Commander of the American Legion, Purple Heart Recipient, Phi Kappan.

Congratulations to our 2016-2017 Award Winners!

Freshman Class Debater: Sister Jess Brown
Sophomore Class Debater: Sister Victoria Wright
Junior Class Debater: Sister Halle Brooke Hammond
Senior Class Debater: Sister Glenn Jacoby
Graduate Class Debater: Brother Phil Grant
Anniversarian: SIster Glenn Jacoby
Larson-Gerson Winner, Fall Semester: Sister Glenn Jacoby
Larson Gerson Winner, Spring Semester: Sister Liz WOodard
Hon. Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award, Fall Semester: Sister Katherine La Mantia
Hon. Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award, Spring Semester: Brother RicharD Banton
Stephen's Declamations Winner: Brother Stephen Moore
Freshman Impromptu Winner: Sister Jess Brown
BRother T. Kyle King Award Winner: Sister Glenn Jacoby
Henry W. Grady Award winner: Brother Phil Grant
Speaker's Key Recipient: SISter Halle Brooke Hammond

Thank you to each and every member for your hard work throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. We are so excited to see our favorite familiar (and new!) faces this Fall. To Order!

Congratulations to our Fall 2017 Officers!

President: Sister Glenn Jacoby
First Assistant: Brother Kevin Jones
Second Assistant: Brother Austin Hattori
Chief Justice: Sister Jess Brown
Clerk: Sister Liz Woodard
Clavinger: Brother Bradley Rowan
Treasurer: Brother Ben Jones
Alumni Secretary: Sister Victoria Wright
Historian: SIster Sara McCracken
Webmaster: Sister Halle Brooke Hammond

Special elections will be held for the offices of Associate Justice and Censor. 
Thank you to all who served in Spring of 2017 and who volunteered their service for Fall of 2017

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Congratulations to Larson-Gerson Award WInner Sister Liz Woodard & 
Honorable Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award Winner Brother Richard Banton!

Both the Larson-Gerson and Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award winners are named by the President to the active and alumnus/alumna who contributed to the successes of the semester.

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The phi kappa society would like to say thank you to all who came to a debate or event this semester. Awards will be announced at the spring banquet on april 22nd, 2017. Good luck to all at elections on april 20th, and we will see you all for more lively debate and oration in the fall! To order!

Come one, come all to the annual presentation of the
Phi Kappa Society Stephens' Declamations!

Participants will speak on one (1) of the following topics, and for resolutions, participants can choose to affirm or negate resolutions, as well as to agree or disagree with the quotations. Best of luck, and winners will be announced at the Spring Banquet on April 22nd, 2017.

Quotes:

  • "There are only two ways to live your life: as though nothing is a miracle, or as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein
  • "We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced." - Malala Yousafzai
  • "What is to give light must endure burning." - Viktor Frankl

Alumni:

Resolutions:

  • BIHR: Healthcare is a human right.
  • BIHR: Personal connections give life meaning. 
  • BIHR: Outside intervention is necessary to maintain safety. 

 


Please come out on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 for our annual Freshman Impromptu COmpetition! 

Competing this year: 

  • Sister Jess Brown
  • Brother Kevin Jones
  • Sister Sara McCracken
  • Brother Ben Jones
  • Sister Jenny Gallucci
  • Brother Bradley Rowan
  • Brother Frederick King
The winners of the Freshman Impromptu Competition will be announced at the Spring Banquet on April 22nd, 2017.

Don't forget to turn in your submissions to The Orator!

The Phi Kappa Society's official literary magazine.

Debate: 3/30/2017: BIHR: The meaning of art is determined by the artist.  The First Affirmation will be provided by Brother Stephen Moore. The First Negation will be provided by Brother Kevin Jones. Resolution failed. 

Who defines art?

Debate: 3/30/2017: BIHR: The meaning of art is determined by the artist.  The First Affirmation will be provided by Brother Stephen Moore. The First Negation will be provided by Brother Kevin Jones. Resolution failed. 


Please join us in the Brother Hatton-Lovejoy Court Room in the UGA School of Law for the annual Inter-Society Debate. 

we will debate the resolution

Be it hereby resolved: The continuation of agricultural subsidies is irresponsible.

Hosted by the judicial council of the phi kappa literary society

 


Should all feminists be pro-choice?

Debate: 3/16/2017: BIHR: Feminists should support a person's right to an abortion. The First Affirmation will be provided by Halle Brooke Hammond. The First Negation will be provided by Sister Jess Brown. Resolution passed unanimously.

Upcoming
Black Site Prison Debate!

Debate: 3/2/2017: BIHR: The ban on CIA back site prisons should be lifted. The First Affirmation speaker will be provided by Sister Glenn Jacoby, and the First Negation will be provided by Brother Stephen Moore. Resolution failed.

Upcoming Standing Rock Debate!

Debate: 2/23/2017: BIHR:The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should prioritize the needs of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe over the economic benefits of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The First Affirmation speaker will be provided by Brother Kevin Jones, and the First Negation will be provided by Sister Sara McCracken. Resolution failed.

Should everyone have to sign a prenup?

Debate: 2/16/2017: BIHR: Prenuptial Agreements Should Be Mandatory. The First Affirmation will be provided by Sister Halle Hammond, and the First Negation will be provided by Sister Jessie Pagan. Resolution passed.

Upcoming NATO Debate!

Debate: 2/9/2017: BIHR: The U.S. Should Withdraw from NATO. The First Affirmation speaker will be provided by Brother Ben Jones, and the First Negation will be provided by Sister Glenn Jacoby. Resolution failed.

Debate: 1/12/2017: BIHR: The NFL is harmful to football players. The First Affirmation speaker will be provided by Sister Sara McCracken, and the First Negation will be provided by Brother Bradley Rowan. Resolution passed.

Should we label #FakeNews?

Debate: 1/5/2017: BIHR: Social Media websites have a responsibility to label fake news. The First Affirmation will be provided by Halle Brooke Hammond and the First Negation will be provided by Sister Jessie Pagan. Resolution failed. 


Come one, come all to the 197th Anniversary Meeting of the
Phi Kappa Literary Society, established in 1820, on February 18th!

We would love to see as many of our esteemed alumni in the hall as possible. Our active members are excited to meet everyone and engage in spirited debate. We will be having croquet on the lawn at 11 AM as well as light refreshments, and we will gavel in at high noon! 

The debate for this year is BIHR: Public protests hinder progress. We will also be doing Creative Writings & Orations, and if you are interested in presenting, please email phikappals@gmail.com with your name and title of the writing or oration. We can't wait to see you all soon. Resolution failed.


Come one, come all.

Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society downtown at the
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March in downtown Athens on January 16th!

Upcoming birth control debate

Debate: 1/12/2017: BIHR: Birth control should be available over-the-counter. The First Affirmation will be provided by Sister Katherine La Mantia. The First Negation will be provided by Sister Jess Brown. Resolution passed.


We would like to welcome all of our new members,
initiated in the Fall of 2016:

Sister Jess Brown, Class of 2020
Brother Kevin Jones, Class of 2020
Sister Sara McCracken, Class of 2020
Brother Ben Jones, Class of 2020
Brother Frederick King, Class of 2020
Sister Jenny Gallucci, Class of 2020
Brother Bradley Rowan, Class of 2019
 

Fall of 2016: A semester in summary

  • We gained seven (7) new members under the leadership of Sister Glenn Jacoby as Chief Justice.
  • Brother J.P. Hackney graduated a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia’s Law School.
  • Sister Katherine La Mantia (’16) was hired as an editorial assistant at the UGA Press.
  • The Society welcomed back Sister Melina Lewis (’14) and Brother Roger Grantham (’16) as they attended Law School at the University of Georgia.
  • Sister President Halle Brooke Hammond was granted her Phi Kappa Speaker’s Key.
  • Sister Rachel Worley was defended her dissertation to become Sister Dr. Rachel Worley.
  • Brother Grant announced his Candidacy for his Ph.D.
  • In August we hosted an Open Mic night for our poets and storytellers at Avid Bookshop. In addition, the UGA library premiered a showcase on UGA’s literary societies.
  • In September, we hosted a Presidential Debate Viewing Party that was free and open to the public, in which we broadcasted the televised program, hosted students in the Miller Student Learning Center with refreshments and entertainment for the historical first debate between the 2016 presidential candidates.
  • In October, We held a Voter Registration Drive prior to the Presidential Election of 2016. As certified registrars through the Board of Elections, members of the Phi Kappa Literary Society were able to provide students and members of the Athens-Clarke County community with changes of address, absentee ballots, and even first-time voter registration. We also decorated the hall to suit a Halloween party for the books!
  • In November, We hosted the Hot Topics: Habanero Pepper Debate event to benefit First Book Athens, raising enough money to provide 36 books to children in the Athens-Clarke County community. We broke bread for our first annual Phi Kappa Friendsgiving, for which we are all thankful.
  • In December, We welcomed our Spring 2017 officers to their positions, to be sworn in in January. 

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Congratulation to the winner of the Larson-Gerson Award:

Sister Glenn Anderson Jacoby, Chief Justice for Fall of 2016.

Each semester, the Larson-Gerson Award is given to a sibling who, in the eyes of the President, has made the greatest contribution to the success of that academic term. A Larson-Gerson Award winner contributes to the prosperity of the Society in both tangible and intangible ways.

Despite the contributions each and every sibling put forth, I am pleased to award the Larson-Gerson Award to the Sister Glenn Anderson Jacoby. Our Sister Jacoby is one of the most talented Chief Justices that I have been lucky enough to serve alongside. From her improvements to our petitioner Membership Test, to the Thursday afternoons she spends cooking and organizing guest refreshments, to her orchestration of the Intra-Society Debate and coaching the team of active members, Sister Jacoby is constantly occupied with her officer duties. 

The Larson-Gerson winner should be a dutiful officer, but there is also a unique je ne sais quoi that they should possess. Flexibility, intuition, and enthusiasm are what separate a Larson-Gerson Award winner from the pack, and when in search of them, look no further than Sister Jacoby. She is a model member of Phi Kappa. She picks up slack whenever other officers are over encumbered. She offers valuable feedback to speakers and petitioners. She dives into new projects and new ideas, and is never hesitant to reach out to siblings and guests alike. She leads by example and is never afraid to ask questions. She represents the values of the Society and projects Phi Kappa’s vision with assertion and grace. Sister Jacoby’s contributions are woven in each success of the Fall 2016 semester. 

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Congratulations to the winner of the Honorable Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award:


Sister Katherine La Mantia, alumna, Class of 2016!

The Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award is awarded to an alumnus or alumna who, by the determination of the President, has most contributed to the success of the academic term. This semester, many alumni provided invaluable insight, as well as their invaluable time to ensure that the Society prospered to such a great extent. The Phi Kappa Literary Society places a distinct emphasis on the life-long duration of our Siblinghood, and very rarely have I ever encountered an alumna who does not carry the values of a Phi Kappan with them each day. 

Despite the myriad contributions made by several alumni, one alumna consistently acts as a guiding light to her active siblings. I am proud to award the Brother Dr. Frank Harrison Award to Sister Katherine Grace La Mantia, Class of 2016. Sister La Mantia graduated with a Bachelor’s of English and Comparative Literature, and she currently serves as Editorial Assistant at the prominent University of Georgia Press. This semester, Sister La Mantia served as a judge for the 2016 Intra-Society Debate and offered constructive feedback to the active team in preparation for the 2017 Inter-Society Debate. Her presence consistently contributed to the positive morale of the semester, and she has projected to old members, new members, and guests that Phi Kappa is for life and death.

Sister La Mantia offers her attendance regularly and donates her free time to the society in hours by the dozen. She supports and welcomes our newest siblings while offering a crystal clear example of what a Phi Kappan does. What separates Sister La Mantia is her ability to offer criticism that is truly constructive; very rarely does she ever point out a problem with out offering a potential solution or a helpful perspective. She regularly participates in discussions about debate resolutions and definitions of terms. She participates in debates, special programs, and special events. While she might not always be the loudest voice in the gallery, Sister La Mantia leads by example in her devout following of Robert’s Rules of Order, her dedication to self-improvement, and the way that she treats her fellow siblings. Sister La Mantia soothes active members with her presence, and her mild-naturedness is never impedes her ability to speak up when she sees injustices. She sticks to her guns and is a force to be reckoned with, especially with those who under-estimate her. Her resilience and dedication illustrate what it means to be a Phi Kappan. 

Thank you for your dedication. You truly earn your title of Goddess Divine each day, and we are all proud to call you our Sister. Congratulations, Sister La Mantia!


Phi Kappa encourages all to perform their civic duty on this election day. 

November 6, 2016


Second Amendment Debate

Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday, September 29th at 7:00 pm in Phi Kappa Hall, as we debate the resolution, Be it Hereby Resolved: The Second Amendment is obsolete. The First Affirmation will be provided by Sister Glenn Jacoby, and the First Negation will be provided by Brother Frederick King!


Welcome, Sister Jess Brown & Brother Kevin Jones! The Phi Kappa Literary Society is honored to call you our Sister & Brother! 


We will have popcorn & a field guide to logical fallacies.

Come join us.

Thank you to all members who contributed to the 2016 Voter REgistration Drive!
Phi Kappa Registered so many people to vote and provided dozens of
Absentee Ballots for UGA Students! Don't Forget to Vote If you have
any other questions you can Visit My Voter Page!


Congratulations to our fall 2016 intra-society debate team!
Brother Ben Walker, Brother Kevin Jones, Sister Victoria Wright,
Sister Halle Brooke Hammond, and Sister Jess Brown!


Come out to Phi Kappa's Voter Registration Drive!

September 20th & 21st in Tate Plaza, all day long. Phi Kappa is not affiliated with any political party. Exercise your right!

Debate: Is Artificial intelligence too dangerous?

Debate: 9/1/2016: BIHR: BDSM promotes feminism. First Affirmation will be provided by Sister Sarah Anne Owens, and First Negation will be provided by Brother Stephen Moore. Resolution Failed.

 

Debate: 8/25/2016: BIHR: Social Media hinders the growth of inter-personal relationships. Resolution Failed.

Welcome to our new member, Brother Frederick King! To Order!

 

are you trying to catch them all? Great news!
P h i      K a p p a      H a l l      i s      a       P o k é S t o p !
Look out for Lures placed on the evenings of our weekly debates!

Trying to catch 'em all?

We've got you covered.

Debate: 8/18/2016: BIHR: The United States should legalize the recreational use of marijuana. First Affirmation will be provided by Brother Zach Garrison, and First Negation will be provided by Brother Phil Grant. Resolution Failed.

Debate 8/11/2016: BIHR: Georgia should abolish the death penalty. First Affirmation will be provided by Sister Liz Woodard, and First Negation will be provided by Sister Miranda Hermes. Resolution Passed.

 

happy birthday to our newly graduated Sister Katherine La Mantia. We hope you are feeling 22. 

In addition, we would like to congratulate Sister Katherine La Mantia on her new job at the UGA Press. Good to keep you in Athens. To Order!


 

Thank you to all of the active members and alumni in attendance at our 2016 summer Meeting. 

Debate 6/25/2016: BIHR: Monogamy is optimal for society. First Affirmation will be Sister Jess Pagan, and First Negation will be Sister Sarah Anne Owens. Resolution failed.


we are pleased to announce our fall 2016 Officers!

President: Sister Halle Brooke Hammond
First Assistant to the President: Brother Zach Garrison
Second Assistant to the President: Sister Victoria Wright
Chief Justice: Sister Glenn Jacoby
Associate Justices: Brother Seong Kim and Sister Liz Woodard
Clerk: Sister Sarah Anne Owens
Clavinger: Brother Stephen Moore
Treasurer: Brother Ben Walker
Censor: Brother Phil Grant
Webmaster: Sister Miranda Hermes
Alumni Secretary: Sister Jess Pagan
A special election will be held to determine the Fall 2016 Historian.


Phi Kappa would like to Welcome Brother Stephen Moore into the Society! To Order!

Good job, Brother Hackney!

Congratulations Brother J.P. Hackney for his completion of the Boston Marathon Earlier today! TO Order!

Congratulations to Associate Justice Sister Victoria Wright who was newly inaugurated to serve as a Student government association senator for the College of Agriculture

COngratulations to former president and current alumni secretary Brother phil grant who is officially a Ph.D candidate in education policy

Congratulations to Honorable Sister Dr. Bennet-Alexander, who earlier today won a nomination to be a delegate to the DNC to represent the Hillary Clinton Constituency of District 10 in Philadelphia this summer!


The 2016 Spring Banquet be held on April 30th at 6:00 pm at LRG Provisions

Actives and Alumni: If you intend on attending the banquet,
please contact Sister Hammond in order to RSVP
and to select your meal preferences.


Debate 4/21/2016: BIHR: The consumption of animal products is irresponsible. First Affirmation will be Sister Victoria Wright and First Negation will be Sister Sarah Anne Owens. Resolution passed.


Happy Birthday to Brother Franklin Gerson, the partial namesake of the Society's Larson-Gerson Award!


Phi Kappa will be holding the annual Stephens' Declamations competition on 4/14/2016! This competition is meant to showcase members' best speech of the year, so come ready to impress! the winner of stephen's declamations will be announced at the spring 2016 banquet.

Members may present a speech on the following alumni, resolutions, or quotations.

  • Alumni
    • Sister Elizabeth Schuchs, Refounder; USAF JAG

    • Brother Eugene Robert Black Jr., former Chairman of the Federal Reserve

    • Brother Nathaniel E. Harris, 61st Governor of Georgia, Founder of Georgia Tech

  • Resolutions
    • BIHR: The social institution of marriage is decreasing in cultural value. 
    • BIHR: The Equal Rights Amendment should be ratified. 
    • BIHR: A specialized education is best for society
  • Quotations

    • "Wallowing in the past may be good literature. As wisdom, it's hopeless. Time Regained is Paradise Lost, and Time Lost is Paradise Regained. Let the dead bury their dead. If you want to live at every moment as it presents itself, you've got to die to every other moment." - Aldous Huxley, The Genius and the Goddess

    • "It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates." - Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

    • "A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know the world hadn’t ended." - Batman, The Dark Knight Rises

Phi Kappa's annual Freshman Impromptu competition will be held on 4/7/2016! All members inducted in Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016 will be competing by speaking extemporaneously on resolutions tailored to their skill sets and interests. The winner will be announced at the Spring 2016 banquet. 

Happy Birthday, Brother Seong Kim!

Debate 3/31/2016: BIHR: Abrahamic religions are violent religions. First Affirmation will be Sister Jess Pagan, and First Negation will be Brother Roger Grantham. Debates are held weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Phi Kappa Hall. Resolution Failed.

Debate 2/25/2016: BIHR: Multi-level marketing bases should be banned. Join us as we discuss and debate the morality, legality, and practicality of pyramid schemes in American industry. Debates are held weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Phi Kappa Hall. Resolution Failed. 


The Inter-Society Debate will be held on 3/24/2016 in the Brother Hatton Lovejoy courtroom at the law school. Join us to discuss the fate of the Olympic Games with the rival society.

And good luck to our team: Brother Phillip Grant, Brother Seong Kim, Sister Halle Brooke Hammond, Brother Roger Grantham, and Brother Zachary Garrison. 


Debate 3/17/2016: BIHR: Cultural Appropriation is inherent to globalization. First Affirmation will be Sister Soundarya Kanthimathinathan, and First Negate will be Sister Sarah Anne Owens. Debates are held weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Phi Kappa Hall. Resolution Passed.

Phi Kappa will be hosting a bake sale in Tate Plaza today, 3/14/2016!


Check out the Red & BLack's coverage of phi kappa's debate on Atticus Finch of To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman!

Is Atticus Finch still a role model?

Upon the release of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman, we ask you to join us as we think critically about our heroes.

Debate 3/3/2016: BIHR: Atticus Finch has failed as a role model. First Affirmation will be Sister Amanda Hobby, and First Negation will be Sister Halle Brooke Hammond. Debates are held weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Phi Kappa Hall. Resolution Failed.


Check out the Red & Black's coverage of Phi Kappa's debate on transgender representation!

Debate 2/18/2016: BIHR: Transgender characters should only be portrayed by transgender actors. Debates are held weekly on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM at Phi Kappa Hall.  Resolution Failed.


Is the Republican Party vanishing before our eyes?

Check out what the New York Times has to say about the GOP!


Does pornography do us more harm than good?

Debate 1/21/2016: BIHR: Georgia should repeal laws permitting the open carry of firearms. First Affirmation provided by Sr. Jacoby and First Negation provided by Br. Hattori. Resolution passed.

Debate 1/14/2016: BIHR: Businesses in the United States should be required to offer paid paternity leave to all full-time employees. Resolution passed. 


Happy New Year from the Phi Kappa Literary Society family to yours!


 

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2016 officers are:

President: Sister Katherine La Mantia
First Assistant: Brother Austin Hattori
Second Assistant: Sister Halle Brooke Hammond
Chief Justice: Brother Ben Walker
Associate Justices: Brother Hunter Smith and Victoria Wright
Alumni Secretary: Brother Grant
Clerk: Sister Liz Woodard
Clavinger: Brother Tanner Woodsen
Historian: Sister Jess Pagan
Treasurer: Sister Soundarya Kanthi
Censor: Brother Clark Veazéy
Webmaster: Brother Zach Garrison


Check out the Red & Black's coverage of phi kappa's gerrymandering debate and guest speaker Former US Congressman John Barrow!


Debate 11/19/2015: BIHR: The United Nations is ineffectual. Resolution passed.

Debate 11/5/2015: BIHR: A non-partisan commission should be responsible for the re-districting of Georgia. First Affirmation speaker will be Sister Amanda Hobby, and First Negation speaker shall be Sister Victoria Wright. Former US Congressman John Barrow, Esq. will also be treating us to a special program. Resolution passed.


Sister Halle Brooke Hammond will be representing the Society in the UGA Women's Leadership Initiative student debate next Thursday night (11/12/2015) in the Chapel. 

Sister Halle Brooke Hammond will be representing the Society in the UGA Women's Leadership Initiative student debate next Thursday night (11/12/2015) in the Chapel. 


Congratulations to our highly esteemed faculty adviser, the Honorable Sister Dr. Bennett-Alexander, on receiving the 2015 Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman award for excellence in teaching.


Debate 10/15/2015: BIHR: Humans should colonize Mars. First Affirmation will be provided by Brother Clark Veazéy and First Negation will be provided by Sister Jess Pagan. Resolution passed.

Where does the future of the Feminist Movement lie?

Debate 9/10/2015: BIHR: This House holds that suicide is morally permissible. First Affirmation speaker shall be Sister Halle Brooke Hammond and First Negation speaker shall be Brother Austin Hattori. Resolution failed.

Is P.C. culture bad for discussions and progress?

Should condoms be available to high school students for free?

Do you think the confederate flag is a symbol of terrorism? Here is what Brother Richard Banton Had to say for this Op-Ed Piece on the Red & Black!

Is the Confederate Flag a terrorist image?

we are pleased to announce our fall 2016 officers!

President: Brother Phil Grant
First Assistant: Sister Halle Brooke Hammond
Second Assistant: Brother Roger Grantham
Chief Justice: Brother Clark Veazéy
Associate Justices: Brother Ben Walker and Sister Sarah Anne Owens
Alumni Secretary: Brother Hunter Smith
Clerk: Brother Seong Kim
Clavinger: Brother Hunter Smith
Historian: Brother Austin Hattori
Treasurer: Sister Amanda Hobby
Censor: Sister Katherine La Mantia
Webmaster: Brother Andrew Plaskowsky