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Eta Sigma Gamma

A national professional honor society in health education, Eta Sigma Gammaâ€,s primary purpose is to elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally trained individuals in the health field.

The Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG) insignia reflects the ideals of teaching, service and research. The lamp of learning utilized in our initiation ceremony represents the unifying element of the three ideals.

Beta Theta Chapter

East Carolina Universityâ€,s Beta Theta Chapter of ESG was established in the Department of Health Education and Promotion (HEP) in 1978 and is one of the oldest service organizations on campus. Our chapter includes graduate students, upper level undergraduates, and HEP faculty. We meet regularly to share ideas and plan various service projects.

Becoming an ESG Member

To be eligible for initiation into ESG, honorary members must:

  • Officially be admitted in the Department of Health Education and Promotion (Public Health Studies, School Health, Athletic Training, Worksite Health, Environmental Health).
  • Have an overall grade point average of 2.7
  • Complete an application form (available at chapter meetings)
  • Pay new member initiation fee ($70.00)
  • Complete ten (10) service hours per semester

Maintaining ESG Membership

Honorary members must:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7
  • Pay yearly dues
  • Attend chapter meetings
  • Complete ten (10) service hours per semester
  • Participate in at least one Chapter committee
  • Uphold the goals of the honorary by participating in events related to education/teaching, research, and service.

Fees and Dues

New Members:

  • Initiation Fee: $70.00

Returning Members:

  • Local Dues: $20.00
  • National Dues: $50.00

Graduations Cords for Seniors:

Benefits to Members

Each member, upon initiation, receives a certificate of membership and the official pin of the honorary. Honor chords for graduating seniors are optional for an additional fee. In addition, membership includes subscriptions to The Health Educator, The Vision and The Monograph (


Regular meetings are scheduled to communicate upcoming events/projects and plan for future ones. Members are required to attend all ESG meetings to remain eligible for membership.

Contact Persons for More Information

Interested applicants should contact one of the ESG Co-Presidents or one of the ESG faculty advisors for more information.

ESG Co-Presidents:

ESG Faculty Advisors: