Program Invited into National Society

August 15, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Greek and Roman Studies program at Illinois Wesleyan University has been invited into Eta Sigma Phi, the national honors society for students of Latin and Greek.

Founded in 1914 at the University of Chicago, Eta Sigma Phi’s purpose is to promote interest in classical study among students of colleges and universities. Charters are granted at liberal arts schools that are accredited by the Association of American Universities and generally provide a major in the classics.

Illinois Wesleyan’s charter establishing the Theta Iota Chapter was awarded in March, with the first IWU students inducted in April. As of this fall, Greek and Roman Studies students who are inducted into Eta Sigma Phi will be eligible for scholarships to study abroad, translation contest, conferences as well as other national opportunities. The new chapter will help to co-sponsor events at IWU, including the Ides Lecture & Performance Series.

The Greek and Roman Studies program at Illinois Wesleyan is designed to provide students with linguistic skills through the study of Greek and Latin languages, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of Greece and Rome.

Contact: Rachel Hatch, (309) 556-3960