Ideals

Eta Sigma Gamma is a national professional health education honorary, designed specifically for professionals in health education anywhere in the United States as well as other nations.

In the tradition of Greek usage, the letters Eta, Sigma, and Gamma were chosen to represent the Greek equivalent of the letters H, S, and C, the abbreviation for the term health science.

The ideals of Eta Sigma Gamma are symbolized in the design created for it. The tri-dimensional concept is embodied in a triangle surrounded by three joined circles. The triangle is divided into four equilateral triangles, each carrying a symbol. A lamp of learning is in the center triangle, surrounded by an open book representing teaching, a microscope signifying research, and an outstretched hand representing service. These three elements form the basic purposes of the organization and the profession - teaching, research, and service. The unifying element of these purposes is symbolized by the lamp of learning, since it is through that learning process that each purpose is achieved.