Phi Eta Sigma

The Mercer University Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma marked a milestone during Spring 2007, celebrating 75 years on Mercer's campus.  Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest honor society for first-year college students, with more than 300 chapters and 700,000 inducted members across the country.  Lifetime membership is conferred upon first-year students who 1) have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the close of any full-time curricular period during their first year and 2) complete the necessary membership forms.  Members are also eligible for scholarships and awards awarded through the national scholarship committee.

Selection and Induction

After a period of advertising and recruiting each fall, the organization officially welcomes new members into the group through a program that has its roots in the original ceremony from more than 80 years ago.  This ceremony, opened to non-members several years ago, is an ideal way to celebrate academic excellence with our students at Mercer. 

During the ceremony, candidates for induction are given information about Phi Eta Sigma's history and purpose.  They also become more acquainted with the responsibilities associated with their membership.

Family members and other guests are invited to attend this relatively short program that will be highlighted by remarks from some of Mercer's key academic administrators.  A light reception follows the program.

Calendar of Events

Fall and spring semesters are full of activities for active members.  Watch your campus e-mail for the latest information on upcoming events!  See the pictures below from some of our most recent events.

Staying Connected

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