Delta Phi Alpha - National German Honor Society

The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to man's eternal search for peace and truth.   

Information on Individual Membership

Applications for individual membership in the Society are accredited by the student’s chapter advisor and/or chair of the German department. Qualifications for student membership are:
  • A minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent
  • A minimum average of B+ (3.3GPA) or its equivalent in German courses
  • A minimum cumulative average of B- (2.7GPA) or its equivalent
  • Indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature


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