Student Groups

Eta Sigma Gamma - Nu Chapter

Eta Sigma Gamma logoEta Sigma Gamma (ESG) is a national professional health science honorary organization.


The idea of a national honorary society for the health science/health education discipline can be traced to three men. Robert Synovitz, HSD (IU Distinguished Alum), Warren Schaller, HSD (IU Distinguished Alum), and William Bock, Ph.D. In the spring of 1967, these pioneers conceptualized the idea of a national honorary organization while traveling to a national conference. Later that year, August 14th, 1967, Articles of Incorporation were filed with the State of Indiana and ESG was officially formed. Ball State University at Muncie, Indiana is her birthplace. On May 12th, 1968, 32 members were initiated. For more detailed history, please visit:


To evaluate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of health science professionals through teaching, research, and service. We work to improve the health of the community.

Tshirt ExchangeCommon Purpose

Develop professional competence and dedication of health education/science students

Methods of Achieving the Common Purpose
  • Research
  • Service
  • Teaching
  • Fundraising

Evidence of Leadership

  • Commitment to goals
  • Confidence in self and others
  • Creativity to explore
  • Communication skills
  • Perseverance
  • Positive attitude
  • Organizational skills


You can download a copy of the consititution below:

ESG-Nu Constitution


ESG Executive Board 2017-20182017-2018 ESG Executive Board
Past Officers


Pre-Initiation Phase

Learn and practice leadership skills by

  • Exhibiting friendliness in interactions
  • Tolerating opinions of others
  • Becoming financially responsible
  • Respecting persons of different cultures
  • Attending all chapter meetings/activities
Membership Requirements
  • Any student who is interested in the Applied Health Science (e.g., health education, public health, teacher education with health education emphasis, etc.)
  • Complete two semesters of college
  • Participate:
    • Initiation ceremony
    • Two educational programs
    • Two service activities
    • Two research projects
    • One fundraiser
  • Attend at least 75% of ESG chapter meetings
  • Have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Graduate students need to contact ESG Faculty Advisor - Dr. Trent Applegate
  • Contribute annual dues ($50.00)
ESG Initiation MaterialBenefits of Membership


ESG Meetings

For Fall Semester: The first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in School of Public Health-Bloomington (Room #: TBA)

For Spring Semester: TBA


If you are interested in joining the ESG - Nu or learning more about it, please contact:

Trent Applegate (Advisor) -