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The national office staff and national Executive Committee hosted our most recent National Convention and Leadership Workshops in Washington, DC, in October 2018. The Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, was the host hotel for this exciting event.

Student members had the opportunity to participate in the governance of the Society through committees and general business sessions. Students and advisers alike enjoyed sharing ideas and learning about other chapters’ practices and procedures. Speakers and workshop discussions addressed the convention theme, “Operation: Opportunity.”

In addition to the Distinguished Service Awards, the convention awards ceremony included the presentation of the Pyramid and Capstone Awards. Saturday evening featured activities including bowling, bocce and dining at Pinstripes in Georgetown, as well as a bus tour of Washington, DC monuments and memorials.

The location of the 2020 convention will be announced soon.






In keeping with Phi Eta Sigma’s recent tradition of philanthropy, the 2018 philanthropy project benefitted the American Red Cross. Nationally based in Washington, DC, the Red Cross was the ideal non-profit charity for Phi Eta Sigma to support in conjunction with the 2018 national convention theme “Operation: Opportunity.” Society chapters had the opportunity to raise funds for the Red Cross in advance of the convention.

From the organization’s mission statement: “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.” Red Cross services have been in great demand during the past year, providing relief for victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, and floods. The organization also trains emergency response workers, collects and supplies lifesaving blood, and supports members of the military, veterans, and their families.

Thanks to the efforts of several chapters, Phi Eta Sigma was privileged to donate $5,000 to the American Red Cross for its national philanthropy. A committee of student members of the national Executive Committee selected the "Best Philanthropy" recipient. Gannon University was selected, for the second consecutive convention, as “Best Philanthropy” at the 2018 convention.


Ohio Wesleyan Induction Ceremony

April 23, 2019 

Ohio Wesleyan University inducted 54 first-year students into its chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society during a campus ceremony April 23. Read more 

University of Utah Chapter 2019 Induction Banquet

April 10, 2019 

The University of Utah’s 2019 induction banquet featured keynote speaker Dr. Amy Bergerson, Director, Student Success and Empowerment Initiative. 

Western Kentucky University Induction Ceremony

April 05, 2019 

The Western Kentucky University chapter induction ceremony was held Thursday, April 5. A cake reception & election of new officers followed the ceremony. Pictured are inductees with former chapter officers & Adviser Charley Pride.

Western Illinois Chapter Member News

March 22, 2019 

Congratulations to Western Illinois University chapter member Nicole Walker, who was accepted to seven of the nation's top PhD programs. Read the article 

Monmouth 2019 Induction Ceremony

March 01, 2019 

Pictured are inductees at the Monmouth University induction ceremony.

Georgia Southern Activity

April 15, 2018 

Georgia Southern chapter service chair Libby Hartley was featured on the front page of the Statesboro Herald in Statesboro, Georgia. She was representing Phi Eta Sigma at the annual ArtsFest on the Georgia Southern campus. According to chapter adviser Chris Caplinger, "It's an event beloved by generations of kids and parents, and no small number of Georgia Southern students, too."

Loyola Chapter Service Project

February 26, 2019 

In February, the Loyola University New Orleans members held their first Mardi Gras Food Drive to support Iggy's Cupboard. Iggy's Cupboard was created November 13, 2018 as the official Loyola University pantry to address the issue of food insecurity on Loyola's campus among students, faculty, and staff. The cupboard provides non-perishable food items and other essentials to any member of Loyola's community that may need help. Members deemed the event a success and plan to participate in future food drives.



The Forum of Phi Eta Sigma


The Forum of Phi Eta Sigma is published annually as the official magazine of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Inc. It contains a comprehensive and current overview of Society yearly accomplishments. 

Each new member receives a copy of the current issue following induction, and an appropriate number of copies for distribution is sent to each chapter adviser in January of each year.

Hints on Learning & Studying


Hints on Learning and Studying is an extremely popular study tool developed initially for Phi Eta Sigma by Dr. R. J. Van Tassel, a psychology professor at Miami University of Ohio. Originally printed as an 8-page pamphlet, this copyrighted publication at one time saw annual distribution of approximately 175,000 copies without charge to campuses that host a chapter of Phi Eta Sigma. This pamphlet, which has undergone several revisions since its inception, addresses effective study habits such as preparation for studying, productive reading, note taking, and memorizing skills, as well as suggestions for the successful preparation of term papers and preparing for exams. 

Our members and chapter leaders have found many creative and helpful uses for this study guide, in addition to applying its concepts to their individual learning program. 

  • General orientation sessions for new members

  • A resource for tutoring fellow students

  • Community service projects such as volunteer tutoring programs for

  • local schools

  • A means of promoting the aims and objectives of Phi Eta Sigma

The “Hints” publication is now available only online. Chapter leaders will want to refer to the link in their Phi Eta Sigma recruiting and promotional material, as well as in any tutorial programs they may provide. Although “Hints” is copyrighted, Phi Eta Sigma chapters have permission to print the material in this publication for promotional and tutorial purposes. 

Adviser Newsletter

Our newsletter for chapter advisers is published three times per year. The newsletter may also contain information helpful to chapter officers and other members. Please note that additional materials referenced in the newsletter either will be made available elsewhere on the website or may be obtained by contacting the national office.

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