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.
PES Honored at Golden O’s
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.