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Phi Eta Sigma

Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest national honor society for first-year college students in the United States. Visit the national website here. In order to be offered membership, students must earn a minimum 3.5 GPA after the fall semester of their first year as a college student.

Our goal is to recognize and promote academic and service excellence among first-year students. The oldest and largest freshmen honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. We now have more than 350 chapters throughout the United States and more than 1,000,000 members. Because of the increasing performance of Georgia Southern students overall, the criteria for invitation to membership increased to a 3.6 GPA for first-year students, enrolled full time beginning in Fall 2008.

Last updated: 12/13/2023