Eta Sigma Phi
Alpha Phi Chapter - Millsaps College
Eta Sigma Phi is a national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and/or Greek. The Alpha Phi chapter at Millsaps College recognizes students for their academic excellence and achievement within the Classical Studies. Alpha Phi is one of 182 chapters of Eta Sigma Phi throughout the United States.
Purpose of Eta Sigma Phi
The Constitution of Eta Sigma Phi states that the purposes of the society are "to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationship among students who are interested in classical study, including inter-campus relationship; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical study, and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome."
Eligibility for Active Membership
Eta Sigma Phi taps students at the fall and spring Tap Day ceremonies. To qualify for active membership, one must meet all of the following requirements:
If you are eligible, contact Dr. Sypniewski to be included in the next group of inductees.
Congratulations to our Fall 2011 Initiates!
Pictured in their garlands at Tap Day are Victor Leuck, Ramandeep Kaur, Kirsten Clark, Nick Cortese (not pictured Laura Gray and Catherine Ann Wilkes)
Benefits of Active Membership
Becoming an active member of Eta Sigma Phi has a number of benefits including:
In addition to active membership, the Alpha Phi chapter bestows honorary membership status upon students who have completed their language requirement in Greek or Latin at Millsaps College. These honorary memberships are awarded by the chapter and therefore no application process or inquiry is required. The chapter may also nominate faculty and other honorees on a case by case basis.
Initiation and Reception
In the weeks directly following the fall and spring Tap Day ceremonies, an initiation will be held for new inductees. A certificate, pin, and membership card are included in the $40 initiation fee for active membership and will be presented following the initiation ceremony. Honorary members may request certificates of membership for $10, though pins and membership cards are only available for active members.
Eta Sigma Phi Officers 2011-2012
Eta Sigma Phi Inductees 2008-2012
2012 - Spring
2011 - Fall
Catherine Ann Wilks
2011 - Spring