Almost 55 students were inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society this year. The induction ceremony took place last Sunday, April 22.
Phi Eta Sigma’s chapter has been at Pacific University since spring 2004, but was founded in 1923. Pacific’s chapter has more than 100 members as of this year.
The program was originally founded to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievements during the freshman year. Students who promise to continue excellence in scholarship are inducted into this program.
It is the oldest and largest honor society for first-year college students and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Phi Eta Sigma volunteers in the community including at the Forest Grove Senior Center. They will be helping serve dinner at their First Friday dinner on Friday, May 4. They also are already planning events for next year including helping at the Forest Grove United Church of Christ soup kitchen during the winter season and may start tutoring at different elementary and high schools in the Forest Grove community.
Current president Malia Sato was voted into her new position recently as well as the vice president Chloe Hallyburton, secretary April Herr and treasurer Laura Troung.
Pacific’s Phi Eta Sigma chapter is currently one of more than three hundred chapters at various college campuses around the United States.
All members inducted into the honorary society