Lambda Delta Chapter
John Carroll University

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. [From: Preamble to the Constitution of Delta Phi Alpha]

The German Section of the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures cordially invites all eligible sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students to apply for membership in Delta Phi Alpha, National German Honor Society, Lambda Delta Chapter, at John Carroll University.

The purpose of this Chapter, among others, is two fold:

  • To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the German language and in the study of the literature and culture of the German-speaking peoples.
  • To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of German culture in Germany and in other German-speaking countries.

Regular membership is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who meet the requirements. Honorary Memberships are also available upon recommendation of the Chapter. Membership applications are available after Jan. 1, and induction ceremonies for the Neophytes are usually scheduled for the spring semester of the academic year.

Moderator:

Dr. Julia Karolle-Berg
O’Malley Center 140
Tel: 216.397.4193

Announcement

John Carroll University’s Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha is now accepting applications from prospective regular members.
The purposes of this Chapter among others, are:

  • To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the German language and in the study of literature and culture of the Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
  • To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of German culture in Germany and the literature and culture of Austria and Switzerland.

Requirements for Regular Membership are:

1. Qualifications for student membership shall be as follows:

  • A minimum of two 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.
  • A minimum average standing of B+ or its equivalent in all German courses taken.
  • A minimum of B- or its equivalent in all courses of study at the college and university level.
  • Indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature.

2. Membership shall not be denied to any student because of his/her race, creed, or color, nor shall any student be admitted to membership on the basis of his/her race, creed, or color.

3. Graduate students may be admitted to regular active membership if they fulfill the above requirements.

If interested in applying please contact Julia Karolle-Berg, Ph.D., (jkarolle@jcu.edu) (216.397.4193) or notify the secretary in the Languages Department (216.397.4371).

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