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 freshman students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at the end of any one full-time curricular period during their freshman year at The University of Alabama. Induction for Phi Eta Sigma is offered by invitation only in the Fall and Spring semester for eligible students. Membership offers students opportunities for local and national leadership positions as well as access to a national scholarship program.

Selection Criteria

Class standing: Current Freshman
GPA: 3.5 Cumulative
Timeline: Fall & Spring

For more information, please visit the Phi Eta Sigma national website.