Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society rewarding first-collegiate-year scholarship.  Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among full-time, first-year students in institutions of higher learning.

Inspired by the past and dedicated to the future, the Society's purpose is to encourage and reward academic success and personal development.  Additionally, this Society seeks to provide service and networking opportunities for its members.

The oldest and largest first-year honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923.  There are now more than 370 chapters throughout the United States and more than 1 million inducted members.  

Criteria for membership:

  • First-year, full-time student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 on 4.0 scale
  • This GPA is achieved for any regular curricular period
  • Student is carrying a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Student ranks in the top 20% of their class

2013 Membership List

2012-2013 Executive Board:

Thomas Myers, President,
Brian Finley, Vice-President,
Katie Reimund, Communications Chair,
Melissa Gresser, Secretary,
Andrea Crincoli, Treasurer,
Alicia Schmeising, Community Service Chair,
Katie Helus, Social Chair,
Sarah Guensche, Historian,

Holly Asimou, Graduate Advisor,
Jacob Clemens, Advisor,

Phi Eta Sigma National Website