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Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest freshman honor society. There are chapters on 365 campuses across the United States, and more than 975,000 scholars have been inducted into Phi Eta Sigma.
One of the greatest strengths of our organization is its government. A Constitution and Laws created by student delegates at national conventions govern the organization. Student delegates are also responsible for electing national officers and members of the Executive Committee. See the national website for more information.
Joining Phi Eta Sigma is an outward demonstration of your personal success and acts as an incentive for continued scholastic achievement.
Phi Eta Sigma affords you the opportunity to meet fellow scholars from every academic area and unite with them in promoting service and excellence.
Our national scholarship program awards roughly $285,000 each year. The awards include four or more graduate scholarships ($7,500), thirty-five or more undergraduate scholarships ($6,000), and thirty-five or more undergraduate awards ($1,000). In addition, a $10,000 Scholar-Leader-of-the-Year Award is chosen from the scholarship applicants.
Who is elegible?
On campuses with an active chapter, all freshmen who have a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0 at the end of a full-time curricular period are automatically elegible for membership, provided they have a normal academic load and rank in the top 20% of their class.
Upon induction, membership is conferred for life, and maintaining the GPA is not required.