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.


Be it hereby resolved, Teach for America should be discontinued.

Join the Phi Kappa Literary Society to hear and participate in a respectful debate on this pertinent and controversial issue. 

The resolution reads: Be it hereby resolved, Teach for America should be discontinued. 

Creative Writings & Orations to follow later in the evening.

First Affirm: Abie Smith
First Negate: Melina Lewis

Be it taken into consideration that Phi Kappa Literary Society has no official stance on this or any resolution and serves only as a forum to facilitate scholarly discussion of such controversial matters.

Founded in 1820, the Phi Kappa Literary Society is a student debate organization committed to the mental and moral elevation of it members through the mediums of debate and oratory. Guests are welcome and encouraged to speak on matters of debate every academic Thursday at 7 P.M. in the historic Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus (across the quad from the Holmes-Hunter Academic Building).


Stephen's Declamation 2014

Our annual “Brother Alexander Stephens’ Declamation” will be held this Thursday. 

The topics for this year will be as follows:

Br. Dean Tate
Hon. Sis. Louise McBee
Br. Alexander Stephens

BIHR: Net neutrality is integral to freedom.
BIHR: The success of a democracy is dependent upon the education of its citizenry.
BIHR: Public education in America does not effectively provide opportunities for upward mobility.

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” - Hon. Br. Franklin D. Roosevelt
“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.” - John Dewey
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much…” - Theodore Roosevelt

Stephen’s Declamations will be followed by an auxiliary debate, “BIHR: Man Created God.” Sister Kelly Olivo will be affirming.


26 February 2014 Resolution

Come to Phi Kappa Society tomorrow to debate: Be it hereby resolved, the state of Georgia should outlaw the distribution of revenge porn.

First Affirm: Sister Dean
First Negate: Sister Libby 

 Bring your opinions and your friends. See you there!


Pictures from 2/20/14 Auxiliary Debate 

Thank you for those of you who celebrated with us last night. 


A Phi Kappa Celebration 

Come be a part of our history! Celebrate our enduring presence at the University of Georgia with us as we don the attire of men of the 1820s or as women of 1960s. For more details, check out this article from The Red & Black about our festivities:

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