Nationally, Eta Sigma Phi is designed "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; to engage generally in an effort to stimulate interest in classical student, and in the history, art, and literature of ancient Greece and Rome." The purpose of the University of Texas, Gamma Sigma, Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi is to offer to undergraduates interested in classical study a means of interfacing with the Classics Department, and therefore foster social and academic relationships while furthering their classical interests.
What we do
- Hold monthly general meetings.
- Host a speaker series in conjunction with general meetings which gives professors a platform from which they may speak about personal research.
- Organize social events.
- Facilitate a peer tutoring program for lower-division Latin and Greek students.
- Publicize relevant events such as: AIA Lectures, Battle Lecture, Departmental Colloquia.
- Host informative and skill-building workshops on topics such as: Honors and Thesis Writing, How to Find and Apply to Graduate Schools, Research and Navigating the Classics Library.
- Fundraise to supplement event and travel budgets.
** A small group, typically consisting of officers and senior members, attend the ΗΣΦ national convention.