Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society rewarding first-year college scholarship. The goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest first-year honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. It now has more than 350 chapters throughout the United States and more than 950,000 inducted members. Phi Eta Sigma was voted into the Association of College Honor Societies in 1937. The members take great pride in the 85-year accomplishments of the society despite the fact that Phi Eta Sigma has the lowest membership fees of any member of the association.
You are eligible to join Phi Eta Sigma if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better at the end of your fall or spring freshman semester. Eligible students will be invited by email. Once inducted, you are a member for life and are eligible to receive up to $10,000 in scholarship. Get recognized for your academic accomplishments. Meet scholars from others majors on campus. Get involved in promoting academic excellence and community service.