Eta Sigma Phi (ΗΣΦ) is the national honorary collegiate society for students of Latin and/or Greek; it promotes interest in all aspects of Greek and Roman literature, art, history, and life. Members are elected by local chapters which have been chartered by the society. The purposes of the society, in the words of the Constitution, are "to develop and promote interest in classical study among the students of colleges and universities; to promote closer fraternal relationship among students who are interested in classical study, including inter-campus relationship; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical study, and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome."
The Beta Psi (ΒΨ) chapter of Eta Sigma Phi was established at Rhodes in 1952. Each semester, students who have achieved at least a "B" average in advanced courses in either Greek or Latin are invited to be inducted into the chapter.
On campus, Rhodes’ chapter is active in organizing a variety of Classics-themed events on campus in conjunction with CA‘ESAR, our Classics Club. The Beta Psi chapter has particularly been honored for its volunteer work, including running a Classics after-school program at a local grade school. The chapter frequently sends representatives to the national convention and recently hosted the convention in Memphis in 2009. Check the "News and Events" section of the GRS website for information about our activities.
To learn more about the society, visit the ΗΣΦ website or talk to our campus advisor, Prof. David Sick.
Πρύτανις: Mason Johnson
Ὕπαρχος: Amy Stout
Γραμματεύς: Henry Schott
Χρυσοφύλαξ: Nancy-Margaret Wehby