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Phi Eta Sigma



Phi Eta Sigma (PES) is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year students in all disciplines who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher in their first semester.

New PES Members:

If you have recently been invited to join PES here’s how to get involved:

Option 1:

The Knowledge is Power Program is a development program that focuses on Leadership, Scholarship, and Community Service. This track asks that individuals participate in at least three Phi Eta Sigma approved URI events before our Induction Ceremony in April. Phi Eta Sigma members that successfully complete the leadership program will have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and receive Phi Eta Sigma membership t-shirts.

Orientation Sessions:

You are invited to learn more about the Knowledge is Power Program at either one of our Phi Eta Sigma Orientations taking place on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00PM in location TBD and Friday, February 23, 2018 at 5:00 in location TBD.

Lifetime Membership Fees:

We ask that individuals completing the Knowledge is Power Program submit payment ($50) for lifetime membership by Friday, February 16, 2018 to the Office of New Student Programs, Room 239, Roosevelt Hall. We accept cash and checks made out to “University of Rhode Island”.

Option 2:

You can still be a Phi Eta Sigma Member if you are not interested in completing the Knowledge is Power Program. You can submit payment ($50) for lifetime membership by Friday, March 9th, 2018 to the Office of New Student Programs, Room 239, Roosevelt Hall. We accept cash and checks made out to “University of Rhode Island”.

Induction Ceremony:

All invited members are asked to join us at this year’s Phi Eta Sigma Induction Ceremony, which will be held in April, date and location TBD. At the induction ceremony, ALL inductees will receive their certificate of membership and Phi Eta Sigma pin.

PES Honor Cords: Students who were inducted into PES after their first-semester at URI can obtain a PES honor cord for graduation in Roosevelt Room 238. The price of the cord is $10.

2017-2018 URI Phi Eta Sigma Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Vanessa Jabbour and Alexis Gardiner

Chapter Advisor: Sean ThompsonAssistant Director of New Student Programs

Graduate Assistant: Carys Nolin

For information about PES membership or scholarships please email: OR you can reach the executive board at OR the national website.





Register for Orientation Here Registration will be available 2-3 business days after your enrollment deposit is paid.

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