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What is Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG)?
ESG is the national professional health education honorary founded on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, on August 14, 1967. The Alpha Lambda Chapter at the University of Florida was founded in 1978 under the leadership of Dr. Barbara Rienzo.
At the University of Florida, the ESG chapter is Alpha Lambda. The mission of the Alpha Lambda chapter is to promote the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared students in Health Education. Members of ESG uphold the ideals of teaching, research, service, and advocacy, both individually and collectively. The Alpha Lambda Chapter is an award-winning chapter and received the Chapter Excellence Award eight times during the past 10 years, and seven years consecutively (2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022). This is the highest award a chapter can receive and recognizes a year of chapter achievement.
Benefits of Membership
ESG provides unique professional and leadership opportunities for Health Education and Behavior majors. Students can gain experience as a health educator during their studies, while giving back to the campus and Gainesville communities. ESG members are afforded the opportunity to gain experience in health education/health promotion while developing connections and networking skills that will prepare them for future careers in the health field.
During the 2021-2022 academic year, the Alpha Lambda chapter collectively earned more than 2900 hours of service through health education/health promotion events and activities with the UF and Gainesville communities on several topics: sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, nutrition and fitness, body image, sleep, safety, and many more.
All UF Health Education & Behavior majors are eligible to join the ESG Alpha Lambda Chapter. HEB Majors must complete a membership application and contribute membership dues. The requirements for membership are detailed below and non‐negotiable. Membership dues will not be refunded if any of the below listed requirements are not met during, or by the end of the academic year.
How do I join?
New and returning members contribute annual dues to defray local chapter expenses, with an optional fee for an official membership t-shirt designed for our local chapter. The ESG Membership Application should be submitted online.
General Body Meetings
General Body Meetings (GBM) are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7pm (ET), both through Zoom and in person on the University of Florida campus. Zoom video conferencing service is available to all UF students. Visit https://video.ufl.edu/conferencing/zoom/ to register.
ESG Alpha Lambda Chapter @ UF eLearning
All information related to the ESG Alpha Lambda Chapter will be housed in UF eLearning. The Alpha Lambda Chapter will host its own eLearning shell (like a course shell). Students will be enrolled upon receiving a completed membership application and paying membership dues. To login in to UF eLearning visit https://elearning.ufl.edu/.
To join the Canvas shell please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive officers are nominated and elected each spring. The positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, public relations officer, and director of programming.
2020-2021 ESG Executive Board: