Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society
Purpose and Eligibility
- Certificate and Honor Society “key” (charm/pin).
- Recognition for students (and their parents) who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their freshman year at Georgian Court (i.e., for students only at four-year institutions with chapter of FHS).
- Honor students are more employable:
- Résumé builder: Employers appreciate the hard work necessary to attain admittance in an honor society). Include it on your résumé, for life!
- Requirement for entrance at GS-7 level for federal jobs: According to the U.S. Civil Service Commission, membership in a national honor society is required for hire at this level of job and above.
- Initially higher pay level for U.S. federal payroll jobs: from pay scales reported to Phi Eta Sigma National Office.
- Opportunity for students to do charitable works such as tutoring, demonstrating Georgian Court’s commitment to Mercy core values.
- Opportunity for Student Leadership:
- Society elects officers annually.
- Annual national Leadership Conference is FREE to two students and advisor every year.
- Students are eligible to apply for National Phi Eta Sigma cash scholarships:
- Scholarships from Phi Eta Sigma are treated separately from any financial aid awards.
Students must have:
- Completed their freshman year as a full-time student at Georgian Court University.
- Completed at least two semesters at Georgian Court, and maintained continued enrollment at Georgian Court
- 3.5 or above in the first semester as a freshman at in any matriculating major (or undeclared), or
- 3.5 average or above in the first two semesters as a freshman at Georgian Court.
- Transfers not eligible (Unless student transfers in their second semester as a freshman with less than 30 credits–this then counts as their first semester at GCU, see above).
- Students are not required to maintain a 3.5 GPA, but it is hoped they would be encouraged to continue to display excellence in their academic career.
- One-time membership dues
- Fill out membership cards to enroll (one for national, one local)
- Attend induction ceremony, if possible
- Students will receive a letter of invitation in the mail AFTER the end of their freshman year.