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. At least a Junior and a declared German major or minor

2. Currently enrolled in an upper division German course

3. Minimum average of B+ (3.3 GPA) in all German courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of B- (2.7 GPA).