Membership requirements include two years of college German or its equivalent, sophomore standing, registration in an advanced course, B+ average in all German courses taken, and a 3.000 overall grade-point average.
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.
Delta Phi Alpha organizes a variety of German activities for students throughout the academic year including a weekly conversational table – “Stammtisch”, Oktoberfest, film showings, talks, readings etc. Some of our recent/planned cultural events include visits to classical concerts in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a tour of special German exhibit at the Museum of Art in Toledo, OH, live German opera in cinema in Jackson, Michigan, a trip to the Christkindlmarkt in Chicago, a visit to the Bavarian town of Frankenmuth, MI, and field trip to Amish Country in Indiana.