German National Honor Society
The German National Honor Society or Delta Phi Alpha (German: Deutsche Ehrenverbindung), 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 humankind's eternal search for peace and truth. Delta Phi Alpha was founded in 1929 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where the Alpha Chapter still resides. Currently chapters are active on over 270 college campuses in the United States.
The high school level is American Association of Teachers of German's (AATG) honor society for outstanding students of the German language, Delta Epsilon Phi. It was founded in Coral Gables, Florida, United States, in 1968, functioning as a branch of the AATG.
For induction, a student must have completed at least three semesters of German classes, with a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale, calculated on a cumulative basis for all semesters. The student must also have at least a 3.0 GPA in other classes, although this prerequisite varies by school.
- Delta Phi Alpha
- Delta Epsilon Phi
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