Join our Honor Societies

The Department of World Languages sponsors two Honor Societies. Honor Societies recognize the outstanding progress students have made in their respective fields of study.

Why should you join?

  • Get Recognized: Initiation for both honor societies occurs each Spring Semester at the Worlds Languages Annual Awards Ceremony.
  • Connect with your Peers: Find other students in your language area.
  • Stand out at Commencement: Graduates who belong to an academic honor society can wear honor regalia at Commencement.

All students who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply for membership. View the eligibility requirements below.

Phi Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honor Society

Eligibility Requirements

  • Junior status
  • Declared major or minor
  • 3.0 grade average in language courses

Additional Information

New members pay a $45 initiation fee which includes: the first three years of national dues; a calligraphed certificate of membership; a Phi Sigma Iota “Gold Pin;” a wallet-size membership card; a one-time $5 contribution to the local chapter activities fund.

Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Be enrolled in last semester of study
  • Declared major or minor
  • 3.5 grade average in German courses, with no grade below a “B”

Additional Information

A one-time fee of $25 membership fee (regular or honorary-lifetime) includes custom, embossed certificate and membership pin. Honor cords for Commencement may also be purchased.