ETA Sigma Gamma

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Eta Sigma Gamma, the National Health Education Honorary

The primary purpose of Eta Sigma Gamma is to enhance the professional competence and dedication of individual members to the profession of health education. The Delta Kappa Chapter at the University of South Florida is open to graduate students within the College of Public Health who have a concentration in health education and meet the eligibility criteria. Undergraduate students with a major or minor in Public Health who have an interest in health education are also welcome.

The Eta Sigma Gamma insignia reflects the ideals of teaching, service and research. The lamp of learning utilized in installation/initiation ceremonies represents the unifying element of the three ideals.

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Meetings

Contact Andrew Lim, at andrewlim@usf.edu and add Eta Sigma Gamma on USFBullsync for more information on meetings for the 2019-2020 academic year. ESG general body meetings are open to all students interested in the field of health education and promotion.

Regular meetings are scheduled as per member availability. If you are interested in ESG you may wish to review the ESG Bylaws Delta Kappa (pdf).

Our Chapter's Goal

The University of South Florida Delta Kappa Chapter is open to graduate students within the College of Public Health who have a health education concentration and meet the eligibility criteria. Our chapter is dedicated to fulfill the objectives of the organization by

  1. Disseminating knowledge through a variety of scholarly pursuits, such as publishing in the ESG student monograph, participating in poster sessions and/or lectures locally and nationally, and taking part in research week within the College of Public Health.
  2. Recognizing academic achievement via member eligibility for ESG national awards and scholarships.
  3. Supporting professional standards and ethics through active membership in this health education honorary
  4. Providing opportunities for health education students and professional health educators to share information, ideas, and resources with each other through networking occasions and guest speakers.
  5. Providing opportunities for members to attend national meetings and the annual advocacy summit.
  6. Promoting health education as a discipline through continuous advocacy for the profession itself. 

Who Can Be Eligible

Students interested in being initiated must:

  1. Officially be admitted as a graduate student in the Department of Community and Family Health (MPH Health Education student, MSPH, or PhD student with a health education focus).
  2. Have completed at least 6 graduate credits from within the Health Education concentration area, and have earned an overall grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  3. To remain eligible as a member once elected, students must maintain an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  4. Please fill out the ESGMembershipApplication.pdf to be considered. 

Delta Kappa Officers

President: Andrew Lim 
Vice President: Samantha Montoya
Treasurer: Jessica Labrador 
Historian: Nicole Snyder
Secretary: [vacant]
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong

Benefits to Members

Each member, upon initiation, receives a certificate of membership and the official jewelry of the honorary. In addition, membership includes a subscription to The Health Educator and The Eta Sigma Gamma Monograph Series, as well as The Vision newsletter.

In 1982, Eta Sigma Gamma began publishing a mongraph series addressing topics of broad interest and appeal to health educators. Since 1984, the Spring Monograph has been dedicated to publishing papers written by student members of the Honorary.

2011 ESG Monograph Call for Papers (pdf)

National Membership Fee: $50.00

Interested applicants should contact Faculty Advisor for our chapter Dr. Anna Torrens Armstrong at the College of Public Health by e-mail: amarmstrong@usf.edu