Delta Phi Alpha

Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society, Gamma Omicron Chapter

Established in 1949, 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.

Congratulations to Christiana Jackson (CLA ’11) for receiving a prestigious Fulbright Assistantship to teach in a German School. Christina has now completed her Assistantship successfully. Needless to state, we are very proud of all of our stellar products of the German Department at Temple University! Christiana is a previous recipient of the Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society induction; she has been active in our Temple German Society. Well Done!

Membership Requirements

Section 1. Members of chapters shall be chosen from undergraduate and graduate students and/or members of the faculty of the institution where the chapter is located and shall be accredited by their faculty advisors and/or the chairman of the German Department.

Section 2. The list of newly chosen members, together with their national fee, shall be forwarded to the National Secretary-Treasurer. He, in turn, shall order membership certificates to be issued to the new members of a constituent chapter.

Section 3. Qualifications for student membership shall be as follows:
(a) 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.
(b) A minimum average standing of B+ or its equivalent in all German courses taken.
(c) A minimum of B- or its equivalent in all courses of study at the college and university level.
(d) Indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.