Epsilon Sigma Phi

ESP is dedicated to fostering standards of excellence in the land-grant extension system and developing the extension profession and professional.

National organization

Visit the National Epsilon Sigma Phi website at www.espnational.org for the membership handbook, award applications and much more.

Information for members


Spring 2016 newsletter (PDF) — published April 28, 2016
Fall 2016 newsletter (PDF) - published August 3, 2016

Summer 2015 (PDF)
Srping 2015 (PDF)
Winterl 2014 (PDF) 

Global Connections Webinars

Epsilon Sigma Phi is holding monthly lunchtime webinars to provide MU Extension faculty and staff an opportunity to discuss their professional global experiences and the resulting impact on their life, career and MU Extension. Sessions are 45 minutes long (12-12:45 p.m.) with interactive presentations and moderated dialogue. So pack a lunch and munch while you learn and explore with colleagues.

Complete Global Connections schedule and recordings of previous presentations



Join ESP

Benefits of membership (PDF)

Member brochure and membership form (PDF)


The Extension Worker's Creed (PDF)
Adopted in 1927 as ESP's creed at the first national Grand Council Meeting, this document has been revised through the years to always be an articulation of the values of Extension professionalism. The first version was prepared by the founder of ESP, W.A. Lloyd.

In 1952 ESP published a book called The Spirit and Philosophy of Extension Work, edited by R.K. Bliss. The entire book is available as an online-only digital book from  Pennsylvania State University. http://collection1.libraries.psu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/digitalbks3/id/30351
You can find the original 1927 version of the creed on page 357.