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Alpha Chapter, est. 1923

Phi Eta Sigma logo


Founded here at the University of Illinois in 1923, Phi Eta Sigma is the nation's oldest and largest honor society for first-year college students in all disciplines. The three Greek words appearing on the crest form the motto of the organization: 'Knowledge is Power'. Phi Eta Sigma Alpha Chapter offers a large community of high-achieving students, with over 1,000 current members. 

What is Phi Eta Sigma?

Fostering Relationships

Here at Phi Eta Sigma, we like to connect.

While fostering both personal and professional relationships, PES UIUC creates opportunities to make life-long friendships as well as meet both students and professionals in your field. 


Being the oldest and largest honor society for first-year students throughout the entire country, Phi Eta Sigma is nationally recognized for fostering a community geared towards growth and academic excellence.

Giving back to the community.

PES UIUC prides itself with our commitment to giving back to the community. Whether through volunteering, tutoring, or fundraising, Phi Eta Sigma Alpha Chapter always has our neighborhood in mind.

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Info Night 2022 Slides 

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