Epsilon Sigma Phi

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Iowa State University



Welcome! ESP Alpha Mu Chapter is your connection to other Extension professionals as colleagues and to development opportunities!


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Please note, our annual dues are paid online directly to the National ESP Office. You can login to your membership account by visiting: https://epsilonsigmaphi.wildapricot.org



A Great Professional Development Opportunity for members & others!

Book Study with Dr. Loren Olson - Informational flyer -- Pre-register by December 18, 2019!

The Alpha Mu Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce a free (Alpha Mu members) professional development opportunity: a book study of the award winning book “Finally Out: Letting Go of Living Straight,” by Des Moines psychiatrist Dr. Loren Olson.


All Extension staff (and others) are welcome to join in the study, for a fee.


Participants are encouraged to form small groups to discuss the book during the months of January – March. The study will culminate with a face-to-face discussion with the author at 1:00 p.m. on March 31, following the Alpha Mu general meeting at 10:30 a.m. Note: this is the day before Extension Annual Conference.


The book was selected as a way to build inclusivity by learning more about the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.

This project is funded through a professional development grant from ESP National.




The mission of Epsilon Sigma Phi is to foster the standards of excellence in the Extension System and to develop the Extension Profession and Professional.


The purpose of this fraternity is to maintain the traditions, uphold the ideals, stimulate the morale of the Extension Service, and to promote a fraternal spirit among its members.


Epsilon Sigma Phi leads the Extension System in providing and facilitating professional development that focuses on the Extension organization and the Extension professional.


I Believe in people and their hopes, their aspirations, and their faith; in their right to make their own plans and arrive at their own decisions; in their ability and power to enlarge their lives and plan for the happiness of those they love.

I Believe that education, of which Extension is an essential part, is basic in stimulating individual initiative, self-determination, and leadership; that these are the keys to democracy and that people when given facts they understand, will act not only in their self-interest, but also in the interest of society.

I Believe that education is a lifelong process and the greatest university is the home; that my success as a teacher is proportional to those qualities of mind and spirit that give me welcome entrance to the homes of the families I serve.

I Believe in intellectual freedom to search for and present the truth without bias and with courteous tolerance toward the views of others.

I Believe that Extension is a link between the people and the ever-changing discoveries in the laboratories.

I Believe in the public institutions of which I am a part.

I Believe in my own work and in the opportunity I have to make my life useful to humanity.

Because I Believe these things, I am an Extension professional.


The Alpha Mu Chapter was established in 1928.  Read more about ESP History.pdf