Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society inspired by the past and dedicated to the future whose goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923 , and now has more than 375 chapters throughout the United States and more than 1,000,000 members. Phi Eta Sigma was established at The University of Alabama in 1931.
Membership in Phi Eta Sigma is limited to those students who achieve overall grade point averages of 3.5 or higher in any one full semester within the first 45 hours accumulated at The University of Alabama. Election to Phi Eta Sigma is one of the highest honors that can be achieved in the first year. Induction is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment and serves as an incentive for continued high scholarship. It provides members the opportunity to meet freshman scholars from all academic disciplines on their campuses and to join them in promoting academic excellence. Members may apply for scholarships available from national and from local chapters. If you are eligible for this society, you will receive notification by email.