German Honorary Society

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Delta Phi Alpha National German Honorary Society

The Delta Phi Alpha National German Honorary Society began with the founding of the Alpha chapter at Wofford College in 1927, and now has constituent chapters at 236 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021. Contact Dr. Julie Koser ( for the application form.

Application Form:

Chapter faculty advisors submit the application materials for students within their constituent chapters. Each new member receives a custom, embossed membership certificate and a membership pin.

One-time membership dues: $25

Delta Phi Alpha also offers scholarships for eligible members:

Student members may submit an application for two spring / summer study abroad scholarships. Instructions for application are here:
The deadline in the Fall semester is November 15 and the Spring deadline for scholarships is March 15. New inductees are also eligible.
Graduating senior are encouraged to apply for the senior award if you plan to pursue graduate studies. This is a new scholarship and the award amount is $2500