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Students in our program take advantage of participating in the UVU Philosophy Club, Sophia—our undergraduate philosophy journal—the annual G. Lawrence Anderson Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, and the Philosophy Honors Society, Phi Sigma Tau. Some of our top upper division philosophy majors also earn valuable experience and monetary stipends working as graders and teaching assistants for philosophy classes, and research assistants for faculty.

Research & Writing

Research and Writing

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Writing Philosophy Papers

Here are three, of many, useful guides for writing philosophy papers:

And don’t forget to make full use of our own library facilities during your time at UVU. The UVU library has a large collection of books, media, journals, and databases for students to use. It also houses the largest computer lab on campus and has several group study rooms. The librarians can show you how to access library resources, help you find research, demonstrate how to correctly cite works, and show you how to discern good sources from bad. The Philosophy & Humanities Librarian—Anthony Morris,, 801-863-8780, office LI 318B—can help students via phone or email, or you can set up an appointment to meet in his office. As the Philosophy & Humanities Librarian, it’s part of his job to assist you with your research, so don’t hesitate to go to him for help.



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UVU Philosophy Club

The UVU Philosophy Club provides a forum for philosophical discussion among the students and faculty of the University as well as the surrounding community. Membership is open to all, and the Club regularly organizes talks, colloquia, discussion panels, service projects, and educational symposia. Keep up with Club news and events on Facebook and find more information about membership on OrgSync.


Phi Sigma Tau

UVU is home to the Utah Gamma chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the International Honor Society in Philosophy. Founded in 1930 and incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in 1955, the Society now has a network of over 200 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, at both public and private institutions of higher learning. The purpose of Phi Sigma Tau is to encourage interest and activity among students and to promote ties between philosophy departments in accredited institutions. Phi Sigma Tau publishes a journal, Dialogue, for student contributions in all areas of contemporary philosophical research, and the chapter regularly hosts a variety of events, including talks and conferences. For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Shaw or visit OrgSync.

Diversity & Inclusion


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  • UVU's Office of Inclusion & Diversity offers an array of student resources for promoting diversity and fostering inclusion within the University and beyond, as well as information on major initiatives.
  • LGBT Student Services is designed for students who are seeking LGBT-related services, support and opportunities for personal growth, safety, and a sense of belonging.

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Leslie Simon

Associate Chair
Shannon Mussett

Administrative Support
Adam Donahoo
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