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Phi Sigma Society (Epsilon Chapter) Records

Identifier: U380


This collection features the records for the Phi Sigma Society Epsilon Chapter at the University of Denver. Phi Sigma is a honor society for students of biological sciences. Collection incudes many constitution and initiation ritual booklets, as well as a few copies of the Phi Sigma publication The Biologist.


  • 1920-1966


Biographical / Historical

Phi Sigma honor society in biological sciences was founded in 1915 at Ohio State University. The University of Denver Epsilon Chapter followed shortly after as the fifth chapter established in 1917. Phi Sigma is directed at students with an interest in research and for whom at least one-fourth of their collegiate education/training is in biological sciences. Phi and Sigma signify "fellow in science" and the organization's motto is "Truth shall spring from the earth."


1 Linear Feet (1 half letter document box)

Scope and Contents

Small collection mostly contains materials from 1920s including The Biologist publication, initiation ritual booklets, many constitution booklets up to 1953, and a few press releases from the 1960s.


Multiple series arranged in one box alphabetically. If more materials are accrued, will expand. Cannot determine whether Phi Sigma is still active on campus.

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

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Denver CO 80208
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