Polymathic Scholars holds several academic and social events throughout the year.

Texas Chautauquas

Read more about our Texas Chautauquas here.

UF Speaker Series

Each semester, UF hosts a speaker series in which we invite a few faculty members to speak about a topic in their field. Some of the past talks have been chemistry professor and Polymathic Scholars Co-Director Dr. Iverson on “Chemophobia,” comparative literature professor Dr. Richmond-Garza on “Double Lives and Jack the Ripper,” and cultural anthropology professor Dr. Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb on “Tales from the Crossroads of Anthropology and Jewish Studies.”

Academic Debates

In the past, UF has hosted debates on various topics of interest with student-faculty teams representing each side. Previous events have dealt with questions like “Should freshman be prohibited from joining Greek organizations in their first semester of college?” or issues related to controversial topics such as the use of complementary and alternative medicine.

Presidential Debate Watch Parties

For those students trying to stay engaged and up-to-date with politics or those wanting to become better informed students and citizens while socializing with other members of Polymathic Scholars, we offer viewing parties during the US presidential election season. These events often have pizza, snacks, and beverages as well.

Fellows Forums

To learn more about the small, informal student discussions known as Fellows Forums, read more here.


For more information about volunteering with the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Community Outreach Organization, see their page here.