Phi Sigma Iota
recognizes outstanding ability and high standards of students and
faculty of foreign languages, literatures and cultures (including
classics, linguistics, philology, comparative literature ESL, bilingual
education, and second language acquisition). It is the highest academic
honor in the field of foreign languages. Phi Sigma Iota has initiated
over 50,000 members since its foundation in 1917, and it has created
and supports numberous scholarship programs.