Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute

The Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) at the Rock Ethics Institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. 

PIKSI-Rock provides students with the opportunity to work intensively with faculty mentors and their peers, making it possible for these students to see that they can have a future in philosophy and that there is a place for them in the discipline. 

If you know promising undergraduate women or men from underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, LGBTQA persons, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities, please call their attention to this program. In addition, please consider serving as their sponsor. 

Faculty sponsors mentor students, helping them to prepare their applications, and, when possible and appropriate, work with the students after the summer institute to help further the gains the students have made. 

Transportation to and from the institute, room, and board, and a small stipend will be provided for participants. While we expect that most students will come from four-year colleges, promising students from two-year institutions are also welcome.