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Diverse Philosophies Club, Undergraduate Conference, & Undergraduate Journal

Weekly Discussions

The William & Mary Diverse Philosophies Club provides an exciting atmosphere in which students have the opportunity to interact with one another and faculty outside the context of a classroom environment. Its aim is to dedicate discussion to valuable ideas in philosophy, with a special emphasis on underrepresented work, new perspectives, and diverse authorship. Open to majors and non-majors alike, the Diverse Philosophies Club allows students to pursue their philosophical interests wherever they may take them, including areas beyond the scope of classes typically offered at the College. Activities include weekly discussions, lectures by guest philosophers, and a picnic each semester where students challenge faculty in a friendly game of volleyball.

Fall 2021 meetings. Please contact one of the co-facilitators (see below) to get on the e-mail list, which will keep you up with the topics and meetings from week-to-week.

2021-22 Diverse Philosophies Club Co-Facilitators
Student Co-Facilitators:
  • Gaelan DiPaola
  • Jared Jones
  • Jake Wasinger
Faculty Advisors:
Annual Student Conference

The Diverse Philosophies Club hosts the Annual William & Mary Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, a tradition which started in March 2011. The Conference is a two-day long event in which students from the College and other universities share papers, receive critical feedback from each other and faculty, and enjoy a keynote lecture by a notable guest philosopher.

11th Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

The 11th Annual Undergraduate conference was held on-line on April 17th and 18th, 2021.  The prize winning papers were:

Best paper: Ibrahim Hansu
Runner-up: Emily Li



Undergraduate Journal

The first issue of Structure, William & Mary's student-run, online, undergraduate journal of metaphysics and ontology, is available (pdf).

The editors welcome submitted papers for future issues from undergraduate students at any institution. See information below:

Structure Undergrad Journal

Structure is a student-run enterprise, with undergraduates at William & Mary handling all facets of the journal's operation. Please send any questions to

Keeping Up With Events

Interested students are encouraged to e-mail the co-facilitators to be added to the listserv. You should also check out the department's Facebook page for the latest updates on philosophy club events.

See the event calendar for this year's department colloquia, which philosophy club members are encouraged to attend.