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.



Brother Luke Whiteside 

A belated congratulations to our newest member, Brother Luke Whiteside. We are so proud to welcome you into our cherished siblinghood.


2014 Inter-society Debate 

Phi Kappa Literary Society is inviting all alumni, actives, and guests to join us in our annual tradition of the Inter-Society Debate with our historic rivals and companions in debate, the Demosthenian Literary Society. 

The debate topic this year  presented, “be it hereby resolved, the development of artificial intelligence greater than or equal to human intelligence would be detrimental to humankind” with Phi Kappa Literary Society arguing for the negation. 

Phi Kappa’s team consists of Bro. Banton, Bro. Grant, Bro. Hord, Sis. Lewis, and Sis. Singh.

The Demosthenians will be presenting the definitions to be used before the debate as part of their introduction of the affirmative argument. 

The debate will be held Thursday, March 27th in the The Larry Walker Room in Dean Rusk Hall. 

Phi Kappa is meeting in front of Phi Kappa Hall on North Campus at 6:30 to walk over to the Courtroom together. Come out for what is sure to be one of the most stimulating debates of the semester! 


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!

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