ONEONTA, NY – David Stanton of Parish was among 123 new members inducted into the SUNY Oneonta chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for college freshmen, during a ceremony in the Hunt College Union Ballroom on March 11.
With 365 chapters nationwide, Phi Eta Sigma promotes excellence through recognition programs and scholarship competitions. New members qualify by achieving grade-point averages of at least 3.5 during their first semester or year in college.
Phi Eta Sigma, one of the longest-standing freshman honor societies in the country, was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923. Chartered in 1994, the chapter at SUNY Oneonta is advised by Dean of Science and Social Science Dr. Julie D. Freeman.
A liberal arts college with a pre-professional focus, SUNY Oneonta features outstanding and accessible faculty, students committed to academics and community service, exceptional technology, a modern fieldhouse and athletic facilities, and a beautiful campus.
The college enrolls 6,000 students in its 69 undergraduate majors and ten graduate programs.