Phi Eta Sigma was founded on March 22, 1923, to encourage and reward high scholastic achievement among first-year students at the University of Illinois. Our first national convention was held at the University of Illinois in 1928. Since then, there have been 45 National Conventions located all across the country, from Salt Lake City, Utah to Charleston, South Carolina. We are excited to welcome everyone to the 47th National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in Fall 2023!
Convention Leadership & Planning Team
We can't wait to introduce you to the team that has been working and planning behind the scenes for the past few years to make this convention a reality. Members of Phi Eta Sigma's National Executive Committee and National Office Staff have been hard at work planning an unforgettable experience!
FAQ + EVENT INFORMATION
Do I need to make my own hotel arrangements?
No, Convention attendee's hotel cost are covered by their registration fee. Chapters will be required to submit the number of rooms needed and rooming lists one month before the convention starting to the national office.
When should I get to Cleveland?
Convention check-In and Registration will begin at 2 PM on Friday afternoon with programming beginning at 5 P.M.
When should my departing flight leave?
The convention closes at lunchtime on Sunday; booking a morning flight out of Cleveland will result in missing the final day of convention content.
How can I get from the airport to the convention site?
Information on this coming soon.
What is the dress code?
All events at the 2023 National Convention will be student-friendly. We will have themed days for Friday and Saturday. Please view the 2022 packing guide for further information and examples of outfits.
What meals are provided while at the convention?
All meals will be provided starting with Friday dinner and ending with a Sunday brunch.
Can I bring guests?
No, the Phi Eta Sigma National Convention is exclusively for student members, chapter advisors, and volunteers. Only registered attendees will be allowed to participate in Convention programming. This includes but is not limited to our ceremonies, workshops, and special events.
Is there an age requirement?
Yes, all convention attendees must be at least 18 years old to attend.
I transferred to another school that doesn't have Phi Eta Sigma but was inducted at my previous school. Can I still attend the National Convention?
No, convention attendance and registration are limited to active undergraduate student members and their chapter advisors, and student members who wish to attend must have their registration authorized by their chapter's advisor. Therefore, if a member transferred to another institution without an active chapter, even if they are still an undergraduate, they would not have the ability to seek approval from a current chapter advisor and as a result could not attend.
I was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma at my undergraduate institution but have now graduated and enrolled in graduate school. Can I still attend the National Convention?
No, similar to the answer above, our convention programming is for current undergraduate members and advisors, so members in graduate school are not allowed to attend as well.
What if I need to refund a portion or all of my registration?
If a chapter needs to request a refund for any of its registration for Phi Eta Sigma's 2023 National Convention in Cleveland, it must request the refund in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight Central on Oct. 3, 2023. After Oct. 3, no refunds of any kind will be issued. All refund requests that are granted before Oct. 3, 2023, will be refunded at 50% of the original cost.