Thank you for visiting the Kennesaw State University Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma.

Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest national honor society that encourages and rewards academic excellence achieved during the first year in college.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 370 chapters throughout the United States and more than 1,000,000 members.  Kennesaw State University received its charter in April 1984, and continues to be an active chapter serving the KSU campus and local community. Visit the national website here.

The Kennesaw Chapter is proud to have had several members receive Phi Eta Sigma’s national scholarships and awards. Equally important, the KSU Chapter has also been recognized on campus and in the local community for its award-winning service projects. The most notable community service program is the KSU Chapter’s awareness campaign to combat distracted driving: Owls Arrive Alive.

Upcoming Events

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Current members, remember to attend this month’s General Body Meetings on Thursday September 12th at 6:30 on the Kennesaw Campus in the English building, room 102 and Wednesday September 18th at 6:30 on the Marietta Campus in the Student Center, room 216. Please view the events calendar for info on other upcoming events.

PES Honored at Golden O’s

Golden O’s Photo

KSU’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter, which is advised by Kathy Matthews, won both the “Humanitarian Jewel Initiative”  and “Program of the Year” awards at Student Life’s annual Golden O’s ceremony. The chapter was lauded for its “Ghost Out Program,” which it sponsored in Fall 2015.

Benefits of Membership

First-year students that have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any full-time curricular period are eligible for a membership, provided they have carried a full-time academic load toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Life-time membership is conferred upon induction, and maintaining the grade-point average is not required.

Learn more about the benefits of membership here.

Learn more about previous scholarship winners here.

Phi Eta Sigma National

National Photo

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

We have a New Point System! 

We have have been working on a point counting system so that our members can keep track of their point status to earn their PES chords at graduation! You need 8 points per semester for active membership and 3 semesters of active membership to gain your chords. As a reminder members gain 2 points for attending general body meetings, 1 point for social events, 4 points for service events to chapter (convocation/induction) and 3 points for society-sanctioned community events. This system can be accessed on the site under  the Members tap and under Current Members there is a tab for AMPS (Active Member Points System). If you have not registered to the site you will need to do so using an email and password you will remember (preferably your school email). Once you have registered please allow 3-5 business days for the site to be updated with your current membership points for each semester following Fall 2017. If you have any questions about the point system please contact our Marietta Secretary Julianna DeCocco through email: