You must be a PLATO member to enroll in our peer-led seminars. The annual membership fee is $485. Members may enroll in an unlimited number of peer-led seminars each year.
PLATO welcomes applications from potential members of all ages who are committed to active participation in lively group discussions informed by prior preparation. PLATO members are expected take their turn leading a session of the seminars in which they enroll.
PLATO encourages new members of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, political philosophy, national origin, disability, or educational history.
Are intellectually curious
Are willing to give serious consideration to others’ points of view
Enjoy learning new ideas
Want to explore new ways of viewing old ideas
Are committed to active participation and informed, collegial discussion
Are open to respectful engagement with the ideas of others…
Apply for membership by clicking the button at the bottom of this page or go to the CONTACT US page to arrange a visit to a peer-led seminar.
Your PLATO membership confers many benefits:
Enrollment in as many peer-led seminars as you wish each trimester
No additional per-class fee
Opportunities to design and coordinate new seminars
Participation in on-going informal weekly discussions of current events, films and other activities
Attendance at all PLATO colloquiums, Milhaupt symposiums and other extra-curricular events
Serving on a committee or as an officer
Access to the PLATO common room, the library, and to PLATO computers during office hours Monday through Friday