UW-Platteville established its Phi Eta Sigma chapter in the spring of 1960. This chapter has three essential objectives: academic achievement, recognition and service. Last year we were pleased to recognize one hundred new initiates for academic excellence.

The Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society was founded by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa members, professors, and administrators at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923, to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes. Phi Eta Sigma is the third most senior member of the Association of College Honor Societies. There are 350 chapters and over 900,000 members nationwide.

Phi Eta Sigma emphasizes those personal qualities that are essential to a successful and happy life. The person who succeeds must possess three important qualities: a vigorous and disciplined mind; a strong and healthy body; and above all, a noble and generous character.