German Honors Society

National German Honor Society (Delta Phi Alpha)

The Preamble

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.


1. A minimum of two (2) years of college or university German or their equivalent with the attainment of sophomore standing and an official registration in an advanced course or its equivalent or corresponding advanced placement.Applications are generally due in the first part of Winter Semester, and relevant information is automatically emailed to all students enrolled in the German department.

2. A minimum average standing of B+ or its equivalent in all German courses taken.

3.  A minimum of B- or its equivalent in all courses of study at the college and university level.

4. Indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.