The SJSU Philosophy Department supports a number of initiatives. These include projects to teach philosophy to K-12 students and to people incarcerated in the county jail, student activities and clubs, programming to connect our alumni with current students and with each other, and organized research units.

Ethics Bowl

Modeled on television's College Bowl, the intercollegiate Ethics Bowl requires competitors to analyze difficult ethical problems drawn from practical and professional contexts. The SJSU Ethics Bowl team welcomes students from any major.

The Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club (called “The Symposium”) encourages philosophical understanding and pursuits. All interested SJSU students are welcome to participate. The Symposium also sponsors Geist, an academic journal focused on publishing philosophical papers by undergraduate and graduate students.

Other Programs