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Department of Classical Studies

Eta Sigma Phi

The national collegiate honorary society for students of ancient Greek or Latin


Loyola's chapter of Eta Sigma Phi, the national collegiate honorary society for students of ancient Greek or Latin, was chartered in Spring 2012. Pursuant to its Constitution, the Society seeks "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 national society encourages chapters to share classics-related and service activities at the home institution and to send participants to regional and national conferences "as a means of stimulating interest and exchanging ideas."

Officers (2015-16)

Prytanis - Michael Coffey
Hyparchos - Ruth Deckenbach
Chrysophylax - Laura Heinson (fall)/ Nicole Claudio (spring)
Pyloros - Hannah Slough
Grammateus - Meghan Jackson
Historiographos - Josefina Aponte

National Convention

Delegates from the chapters of Eta Sigma Phi convene each year in late March or April to conduct the business of the Society, including electing national officers. Undergraduate members are invited to submit proposals of academic papers or artistic performances to be delivered at the meeting. Registration is open for the 87th Annual Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 10-12 April 2015.

The then Chrysophylax of Iota Kappa, Illinois, Shannon Wright, presented her paper "Men Acting Like Women Acting Like Men" to the 2013 Convention, winning the "Best Paper" prize. Ave! Euge!

Scholarships and Competitions

Initiates of Iota Kappa, the Department's chapter, are entitled to compete for scholarships and in contests sponsored by the Society. See also the Department's page of Fellowships and Other Opportunities.

Updated 24 February 2015 by lgawlinski@luc.edu


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