Green Bay Chapter

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for first-year students with less than 32 credits. The UW-Green Bay chapter was started on March 16, 1992 under the direction of Dr. Michael Murphy, Professor Emeritus of Humanistic Studies.

The mission of Phi Eta Sigma is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher education.  Phi Eta Sigma places high emphasis on participation in community activities.  Members of our chapter have participated in such events, as Adopt a Highway, providing Christmas presents for a local family through the Salvation Army, the Jingle Bell Run, and the March of Dimes annual walk-a-thon.

The one-time membership fee for Phi Eta Sigma is $50.  Twenty five dollars of this goes to the National Office to pay for an academic key or tie tac, a membership certificate, and a copy of the national magazine, Forum of Phi Eta Sigma.  The fee also pays a portion of the expenses for a chapter delegate to attend the national convention every two years and to support scholarships awarded through the Founder's Fund of Phi Eta Sigma.  Four Endowed Graduate Scholarships of $7500 each for the first year of full-time graduate or professional study and eighty four undergraduate awards ranging from the $10,000 Thomas Arkle Clark Scholar-Leader of the Year Scholarship to $1000 Undergraduate Awards are  awarded each year.  The remainder of the membership dues is to fund social, educational, and community events that the chapter holds throughout the year.

Why Join Phi Eta Sigma?

Excellence. Phi Eta Sigma recognizes and rewards freshmen for their exceptional academic scholarship and serves an an incentive for continued achievement.

Scholarships. Your membership supports  scholarships awarded by the Phi Eta Sigma national office.  Members are eligible and encouraged to apply for these scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Volunteer Opportunities.
  Members of Phi Eta Sigma participate in many volunteer activities throughout the year that provide a service to the University and community.

Leadership Opportunities. 
Each year the UW-Green Bay chapter looks for leaders to serve as officers.

Collaborative Opportunities.  Phi Eta Sigma membership provides you with an opportunity to meet high achieving students from other academic disciplines across campus and to join them in promoting excellence.

Resume Builder.  Membership in Phi Eta Sigma identifies you to potential employers and graduate schools as a person of high academic achievement and moral character.