Membership is selective and a student has to receive an invitation to join the society. Students must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student and must earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of a 3.5 (on a standard 4.0 scale) during either the fall or spring semester of their first academic year.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Achieve a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in either your first UCF fall and/or spring semester.
- Enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credit hours).
- Complete the membership application and submit $60.00 USD (covers both lifetime membership fee and local induction fees).
Once you complete the application and submit your associated fees, you will be a member of Phi Eta Sigma and will be inducted at the next ceremony.
**Note: You do not need to attend an informational meeting to apply to Phi Eta Sigma.
At the end of each term, students who have met the eligibility requirements will be sent an invitation email through their official UCF email account. In this email, the students will be prompted to complete and submit an application and also pay their membership/local induction fee. Once the application period has come to an end, the students will receive a confirmation email stating that all steps have been completed and also be provided with the Induction Ceremony information.
After paying the one-time fee, lifetime membership is conferred. Once gaining membership, students are not required to maintain a minimum GPA or any level of active participation. However, it is expected that students continue to strive for high academic achievement and take advantage of campus and community opportunities.