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Phi Sigma Society

Phi Sigma is a national society that was founded in March 1915 at Ohio State University to promote academic achievement and research in the biological sciences. There are currently 32 active chapters with approximately 50,000 members. Visit the website maintained by the national office personnel at:

The Beta Eta chapter is at the University of Idaho. It began in 1962. The number of participating members - new and continuing - in the Beta Eta chapter during an academic year ranges from about 20 to 40.

Why Join Phi Sigma?

Membership signifies academic accomplishment and a potential for future success in one of the life science disciplines. Membership also offers you an opportunity to learn more about exciting biological research currently in progress. In addition, new members may apply, along with current members, for a scholarship ($200) awarded locally each academic year by the Beta Eta chapter. Finally, travel grants ($200 each) are available annually to student members of the Beta Eta Chapter who are presenting their research findings.