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Phi Sigma Society

Phi Sigma is a national society promoting academic achievement and research in the biological sciences. Founded in March 1915 at Ohio State University to promote academic achievement and research in the biological sciences, there are currently 32 active chapters with approximately 50,000 members.

The Beta Eta chapter at the University of Idaho began in 1962. The number of members in the Beta Eta chapter during an academic year ranges from about 20 to 40. 

Why Join Phi Sigma?


Membership signifies academic accomplishment and a potential for future success in one of the life science disciplines. Membership also offers you an opportunity to interact with like-minded peers and learn more about exciting biological research currently in progress.

Scholarship and Travel Grants

New members and current members may apply for a scholarship ($200) awarded locally each academic year by the Beta Eta chapter. Finally, travel grants ($200 each) are available annually to student members of the Beta Eta Chapter who are presenting their research findings.


Department of Biological Sciences

Physical Address:
Life Sciences South 252

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

Fax: 208-885-7905


Web: Department of Biological Sciences