Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, announced more than 80 Coastal Carolina University students were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma during the 2018-2019 academic year. Phi Eta Sigma is the honor society for freshmen.
Among those students was Emily Thornton, a intelligence and national security studies major from Dunn.
Phi Eta Sigma was founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois. It is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. Phi Eta Sigma has chapters across 378 colleges in the U.S. and has inducted more than 1.1 million students.
In order to be inducted, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any semester. They also must be full-time students and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.