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.
The BYU Chapter, #52, was established on May 21, 1947, after receiving Board of Trustees approval, and annually invites qualified first-year students to be become lifetime members. Brigham Young University is a natural environment for Phi Eta Sigma and its goals to:
1) recognize and reward students for their high moral standards and exceptional academic achievement, and
2) provide opportunities for PES members to share their talent on campus, in the community, and at national activities.