The Phi Kappa Literary Society is a debate society at the University of Georgia. We meet every academic Thursday at Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus at 7 p.m.

All with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and oratory are welcome.



Should news media publish leaked documents?

Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday at 7 p.m. as we gather to discuss the resolution BIHR: News media should publish leaked documents.

Brother Plaskowsky will be First Affirming, and Brother Hattori will be First Negating. The definitions will be set as such:

News media - reputable* disseminators of information to the general population by means of print, broadcast and Internet (*organizations and their affiliates that follow the standards of professional journalism as set by the SPJ ex. CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, NYT, Washington Post) 

should - bears an obligation to serve the public’s interest

publish - print or release material 

 leaked documents - documents that have been illegally obtained by a 3rd party source


Come let us know what you think at Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus!


Is Greek Life Detrimental To University Life?

Please join the Phi Kappa Literary Society on this Thursday, January 15th at 7pm in Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus to for lively, educated debate on the effects of Greek Life on University life. Do you think that Greek Life does more harm than good? Do you think that frats and sororities are innocent organizations? Come share your perspective! Guests are encouraged but not required to speak.


Congrats Brother Dr. Bertsch!

The Phi Kappa Literary Society is proud to announce that our staff adviser Brother Dr. Gary Bertsch has received the prestigious President’s Medal for his service to Georgia’s students and communities. Brother Bertsch’s leadership and commitment to the University of Georgia is a perfect reflection of all that Phi Kappans value and aspire to accomplish. Brother Bertsch has served not only as our sponsor, but also as an inspiring Phi Kappan. He serves as an example in our hall almost every Thursday of what each of us aspires to be. Congratulations to Brother Bertsch for having earned such a high honor, and we are proud to call you a Phi Kappan! 

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Do the police represent a credible threat to public safety?

Join the Phi Kappa Literary Society on January 8th for our first debate of the new semester: BIHR: The American police represent a credible threat to public safety. 

With all the protests and incidents in the news lately, this is a topic that needs to be discussed. Has our police force become dangerous, or are they still our protectors? Where is the line drawn, and have they crossed it. We want to know what you think. Come out on Thursday, January 8th at 7 pm to join in our discussion of the state of the police in America today


New Officers!

After a long, thorough night of elections this past Thursday, the Phi Kappa Literary Society has decided on its new officers for Spring 2015:

President - Sister Kristin Henry
First Assistant - Brother Richard Banton
Second Assistant - Sister Katherine La Mantia
Chief Justice - Sister Shreya Singh
Associate Justices - Brother Clark Veazey, Brother Will Dasher
Clerk - Brother Austin Hattori
Treasurer - Sister Song Kue
Historian - Sister Sarah Anne Owens
Clavinger - Brother Hunter Smith
Censor - Brother Phil Grant

Congratulations to everyone!