CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA – More than 80 Coastal Carolina University students were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma during the 2018-2019 academic year. Phi Eta Sigma is the honor society for freshmen.
Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois. It is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines.
Phi Eta Sigma has chapters across 378 colleges in the U.S. and has inducted more than 1.1 million students.
In order to be inducted, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any semester. They also must be full-time students and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
Among the students inducted was Esther Holt, a Biochemistry major from Framingham.
Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 73 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 25 graduate-level programs are 21 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the doctorates in education and marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.