The goal of the Philosophy Graduate Student Association is to provide an organizational structure in which the various educational, community-building, outreach and social activities of the graduate students in the philosophy department can be unified. The Philosophy Graduate Student Association aims to foster a culture of collaboration and personal investment among the graduate students in the philosophy department by encouraging them to be involved in planning and executing the various events and activities to be undertaken in the philosophy department by The Organization, and to be engaged in the academic life of the department by participating in the various reading groups and standing committees to be organized both under the auspices of The Organization, and independently. Furthermore, the Philosophy Graduate Student Association will provide a forum, through holding regular meetings, where the graduate students can exchange information about graduate student life in the department, and have an opportunity to propose changes that can be enacted by The Organization, or recommended to the faculty by The Organization.
Eligibility: Only currently enrolled graduate students of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland - College Park may apply for membership. If an individual is applying for membership during the summer of winter terms, his/her spring or fall enrollment status (respectively) will be used to determine eligibility.
Application and Termination of Membership: Any eligible individual may apply for membership at any time by either attending any Organization meeting, or by sending an email expressing the desire to join to the Secretary of The Organization. Any member may terminate their membership by sending an email to the Secretary of The Organization expressing this intent. The Organization may not terminate any membership without the authorization of that member.
The Organization does not restrict membership or discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. (For definitions of “personal appearance” and “sexual orientation,” see the University’s Code of Human Relations (“Code”).