Philosophy Club


Friends of the Forms is a student philosophy club that began in 1975. It has been awarded Arts & Sciences Student Organization of the Year multiples times. We sponsor bi-weekly lectures and discussions with faculty from a wide variety of Colleges and Departments at OSU. We also invite off campus speakers for lectures and cooperate with many other groups on campus to sponsor lectures. Friends of the Forms has sponsored nearly 700 talks on campus. The Events page lists all upcoming talks. A list of past events can be found here.

In addition to the bi-weekly lectures and discussions, every Spring semester we host a special "Philosopher-in-Residence" program. We invite a philosopher of national reputation to come for three days, give two lectures, and meet informally with students. 

There are no dues, all meetings are free and open to the public. The program is constructed by the officers in connection with the club's advisor. Click here to read our constitution.


President: Trevor Fogleman

Vice-President: Jensen Bridges

Treasurer:  Ethan Silvernail

Secretary: Elijah Nicolson

Graduate Liaison:  David Winegarten

Advisor:  Dr. Chris Drohan