National Convention
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2018 ΦΗΣ National Convention

October 12-14, 2018

in Arlington, Virginia

2018 Convention Logo Design Contest

Phi Eta Sigma is excited to announce our first convention logo design contest! The winning design will be awarded $400 to their Phi Eta Sigma chapter!

Deadline: February 9, 2018 11:59:59 p.m. EST

Logo Design Criteria

  • Entry must reflect the convention theme “Operation: Opportunity.” The theme relates to the opportunities Phi Eta Sigma members and all Americans have because of the freedoms they enjoy in the United States. The design should reflect patriotism, while promoting opportunities for Phi Eta Sigma members to engage in service and leadership.
  • Entry must be limited to 4 colors and useable on any printed, labeled, or embroidered materials.
  • Entry must be useable on a red or olive-green material t-shirt (Contestant may specify color preference).

(Design must be scalable for printing on multiple items.)

Electronically send the finished design as a .jpg or .pdf file to: PHI.ETA.SIGMA@WKU.EDU or upload at > Adviser Resources > Upload Documents (chapter code required to access Adviser Resources)

Download the contest entry form here.

Download the contest rules here.

Download the Phi Eta Sigma privacy policy here.


Save the Date for 2018

And save your chapter funds to cover travel expenses, because you won’t want your chapter to miss being represented at the 2018 National Convention and Leadership Workshops in Washington, DC. Phi Eta Sigma has already contracted with the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, as the venue for this exciting event.

As usual, Phi Eta Sigma will cover the housing expenses (based on double occupancy for two nights) for one adviser and one student delegate from each chapter to attend the convention, in addition to covering convention meals, materials, and group activities. Additional attendees from each chapter will be classified as alternate delegates and will pay a nominal registration fee, in addition to housing and transportation costs.

Student members and chapter advisers who have attended past conventions will attest to the beneficial insights, guidance, and inspiration they gained from their convention experiences. So begin planning now for your chapter to send an adviser and delegates to the Phi Eta Sigma national convention in 2018. More details will be provided soon, including selection of our national philanthropy. 

Philanthropy Project

In keeping with Phi Eta Sigma’s recent tradition of philanthropy, the 2018 philanthropy project will benefit the American Red Cross. Nationally based in Washington, DC, the Red Cross is the ideal non-profit charity for Phi Eta Sigma to support in conjunction with the 2018 national convention theme “Operation: Opportunity.” Society chapters will have the opportunity to raise funds for the Red Cross in advance of the convention, and Phi Eta Sigma members attending the convention in Washington next October will participate in a special service project directed by Red Cross staff.

From the organization’s mission statement: “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.” Red Cross services have been in great demand during the past year, providing relief for victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, and floods. The organization also trains emergency response workers, collects and supplies lifesaving blood, and supports members of the military, veterans, and their families.

The American Red Cross has granted Phi Eta Sigma limited permission to use its name and marketing materials for the purpose of holding fundraising events on behalf of the Red Cross. The organization also granted permission for Phi Eta Sigma chapters to raise funds individually and submit the funds collected to the Society’s national office for a lump-sum contribution during the convention next October. You will find fundraising ideas on the Red Cross website by clicking the link above.

Begin brainstorming now about how your chapter can support this worthwhile organization that touches so many lives across the U.S. and around the globe. Be sure to document your efforts with photos, newsletters, local media coverage, etc. Submit a brief description of your efforts, along with photos and documentation, to the Phi Eta Sigma national office by the fall deadline (to be announced later) in order to be entered in the competition for “Best Philanthropy” at the 2018 convention. The documentation form, along with detailed guidelines from the Red Cross, will be sent to advisers.

In 2016, Phi Eta Sigma was privileged to donate $5,000 to Give Kids The World Village in Florida for its national philanthropy. We hope to exceed that amount for the American Red Cross in 2018 with your efforts. Phi Eta Sigma chapters and their members may participate in this philanthropy project regardless of whether or not they will attend the national convention. But those who attend will also experience the satisfaction and fulfillment of giving and volunteering in order to fill a need and touch lives through the American Red Cross.

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