Baruch College, CUNY
Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society


2008 Induction Ceremony

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008     Time: 12:45PM to 2:15PM

Place: Baruch College, CUNY
55 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220



The 2008 Induction Ceremony of the Baruch College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society took place on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Baruch’s Newman Vertical Campus.  Approximately 200 Baruch students joined Phi Eta Sigma this year, with 14 of these 200 students from Baruch’s SEEK program. Honorary inductees into Phi Eta Sigma included Dr. James McCarty, Provost of Baruch College, and Ms. Nancy West, Director of Financial Aid at Baruch College.

Membership eligibility into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society require that students be a full-time freshman with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and higher.

Bernard Baruch College members participated in numerous campus and community service projects during the past academic year, including the following:

  • In their efforts to create stronger outreach to freshmen, chapter officers headed a booth at the college’s annual club fair, where their inviting atmosphere attracted a host of prospective inductees.

  • Hosted an Internship Workshop, led by an in-house speaker from the Baruch Starr Career Development Center where inductees took advantage of this opportunity to broaden internship search venues and to polish their résumé writing techniques.

  • Cosponsored with the Investment Banking Club a discussion panel targeting freshman and sophmores who hope to launch a career on Wall Street.

  • Launched its monthly series of “New York City Nights,” where students were invited  to network with members while exploring a variety of the city’s exemplary institutions.

  • Participated in the March of Dimes Walk and Relay for Life, raising $1,650 in the latter activity for the American Cancer Society.

What is Phi Eta Sigma?

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society for college freshmen. Our goal is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher learning.

The oldest and largest freshman honor society, Phi Eta Sigma was founded at the University of Illinois on March 22, 1923. We now have more than 350 chapters throughout the United States and more than 900,000 inducted members.

Phi Eta Sigma was voted membership into the Association of College Honor Societies in 1937. Only two societies have had longer continuous membership. Our members take a great deal of pride in the 80-year accomplishments of our society despite the fact that we have the lowest membership fee of any member of the association.


What is Seek?

The SEEK Program (Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) offers a unique and supportive educational opportunity to students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, many of whom have had inadequate academic preparation for college-level coursework.

SEEK was designed to assist students with the intellectual potential to succeed in college who lack the educational foundation and economic resources necessary to pursue a degree.





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