Eta Sigma Phi, the Classics Honor Society


The Gamma Nu chapter of

Eta Sigma Phi

Montclair State University


Eta Sigma Phi is the national honor society for the classics. Eta Sigma Phi has three purposes:


-  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


Active membership is limited to undergraduates who are enrolled in classes in Latin and/or Greek in the original languages.  A student must meet the basic qualification of an attained grade of not less than "B" in courses in Latin and Greek, with completion of at least one semester or two quarters.


WHAT ETA SIGMA PHI DOES:  The value of Eta Sigma Phi is revealed particularly in the work of local chapters and the effect of the society upon individual members and upon the academic community.  Although Eta Sigma Phi is "honorary" in nature, chapters usually must utilize programs or activities to carry out the purposes of the society.  Groups of chapters use regional conferences as a means of stimulating interest and exchanging ideas.


Benefits of Membership are many. In addition to joining the classics discourse

at the national level, there are


  Three Scholarships

  Contests in translation and composition


  A Newsletter

  A National Convention


National Eta Sigma Phi website:


Join Eta Sigma Phi


Eligibility: You must have completed at least one semester of Greek or Latin with a grade of B or better.


Initiation Fee: $30*


2008 Deadline: December 2, 2008


How to apply: Complete the questions below and return this form with payment (cash or check payable to Prudence Jones) to Prudence Jones. I will then sent the national organization one check representing the payments of all new initiates.




Name (as you wish it to appear on your certificate--please print legibly!!):








Greek or Latin course and semester in which it was completed:







Grade in that course:








Don't forget to include your payment with this form.






*Some financial aid is available in cases of need.