Pi Delta Phi
The National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, was founded in 1906 at the University of California, Berkeley. Its purpose: to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and literature; to increase knowledge of the contribution of French-speaking countries to world culture; to stimulate and encourage cultural activities that will lead to a deeper appreciation of these countries. On a national level, the Society awards scholarships. On the local level, each chapter develops and sponsors any activity which will promote interest in French culture, either in the academic milieu or in the community.
New student members of Pi Delta Phi are inducted in the Fall quarter. Students who have completed FR 301 and who have a 3.0 GPA in French, as well as an overall GPA of 2.75, are eligible for life-time membership and a place on the national Dean’s list. Prospective members should see Prof. Hamblin by the last class day of the Fall quarter and bring the following: an unofficial transcript, a permanent address, an E-mail address, and a check for $35.