Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year college students. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923. There are now more than 300 chapters throughout the United States and more than 550,000 members.
To qualify for membership in Phi Eta Sigma, you must receive a 3.5 GPA during the fall or spring semester of your first year in college (transfer and graduate students are not eligible). You must have registered for, and completed 12 or more credits during the semester in which you earned the 3.5 GPA. Lastly, you must also be enrolled in an accredited bachelor’s degree program.
After the application process, students will be notified of the future date and time of initiation. Once initiated the student becomes a lifetime member of Phi Eta Sigma. Members may remain active in the chapter throughout college.