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.


Upcoming Meetings

The next two months are packed with Phi Kappa goodness. Below is the list of Thursday night goodness. 

October 14: Intersociety Meeting.
October 21: BIHR, The University of Georgia should make all bathrooms on campus unisex. 
October 28: Halloween Meeting. Ghost stories, and BIHR, Jesus is a zombie
November 4: Intrasociety Debate. PK Bad Poetry Competition.
November 11: BIHR, English ought to be adopted as the official language of the United States.
November 18: BIHR, Non-addictive drugs ought to be legalized in the United States. 


Oil Spills and Responsibility


That’s tonight’s resolution. It’s going to be a grand affair with a special guest alumna presenter.



The Social Security Tax Should Be Abolished

Join us at the Phi Kappa Literary Society this Thursday, and debate the merits of the Social Security system with us. And, remember to come early for some snacks and chats. 

BIHR: The Social Security Income Tax should be abolished.

Presented by Brother Jason Orlosky
Negated by Sister Ruthie Lichtenstein

As always, there will be creative writings and a fun second debate following our main program.


Please find the definitions below for Thursday’s debate on social Security:

BIHR: The Social Security Income Tax should be abolished.

- For the purposes of this debate, we will be discussing the abolishment of the social security income tax only, not any other social programs like Medicare or Welfare.

- When referring to the Social Security Income Tax, I am referring to the social security program of the United States only.

- By abolished, I mean that the tax will be removed from all citizens’ paychecks. Note that this removal can be a gradual reduction of the tax over several years.


We Debate The Superfund tax

bptwitterlogoCome and let your voice ring true at the Phi Kappa Literary Society this summer.

That's right, a summer Athens institution is back! It's time for Summer Meeting Mark II!

This time we're all about Taxes and Oil. It's the intersection of business and the environment, and the resolution is as follows:

BIHR: The Superfund tax on oil and chemical companies should not be reinstated.

Information on the definitions and presenter/negation will be posted soon.


A Lazy PK Summer

Things have been relatively quiet around the hall without regular classes in session. But, we are all working hard during the break to churn up some fantastic ideas for the fall. So, Keep an eye out for information on our second summer meeting around mid-July and get pumped for the awesome things that will be coming your way starting in August. 

A small hint and warning about the things we have planned for you:

Start thinking grandiose and reading up on your favorite historical and literary pieces from long ago.