polybian is Penn GPA's Informal and Social Branch, with weekly symposium discussions around a chosen topic open to all penn students
Every Thursday night, we gather to discuss a relevant political or philosophical topic. With a broad spectrum of perspectives on display, we take turns debating, allowing the conversation to naturally flow. Pizza and soda are provided.
Some topics are very specific, others are broader in focus. Topics are chosen during leadership board meetings, though all members are encouraged to pitch ideas. The only pre-determined symposiums are our annual Halloween Conspiracy Symposium and Valentine's Day Love Symposium.
Our semesterly initiation is for new members to be officially inducted into our community. By tradition, initiation features a character debate where members choose a well-known personality (political or apolitical, nonfictional or fictional) and discuss with each other in character.