Phi Eta Sigma was found in 1923 at the University of Illinois. The three Greek words appearing in it’s name forms the motto of the organization which is “Knowledge is Power”. Phi Eta Sigma is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for the first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Phi Eta Sigma chapters are chartered on 378 campuses across the United States.


phi eta sigma logoThe Society's mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning.

Phi Eta Sigma at ESU

East Stroudsburg University is exploring the possibility of beginning a Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. For complete information, please go to their website at www.phietasigma.org.

Once inducted, you will receive a certificate and golden key membership.

We will be hosting a meeting in September to discuss the specifics.

Become a Member at ESU!

  • Any freshman or sophomore who has a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any full-time curricular period or a class 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.

The initiation fee is $30.00 and we need 40 members to start the chapter.

Contact Us

The Department of Academic Success provides the diverse student population of ESU with support, opportunities and academic programs to enhance engagement; to support transition to the university; to encourage life-long learning; and to foster academic achievement and degree completion.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Rosenkrans East
(570) 422-3164
(570) 422-3898 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Associate Professor/Department Chair
Kelly L. McKenzie
(570) 422-3741