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Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society

About Pi Delta Phi

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Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1906. It is the oldest national academic honor society for a foreign language in the United States. The Zeta Rho Chapter at Georgia Southern University began in 1970.

Pi Delta Phi Scholarships

As a regular member of Pi Delta Phi, students are eligible to apply for several generous scholarships ($4000-$8000) for summer study in France and Québec. The annual awards are designed to enable undergraduate regular members of an active chapter to continue their studies of the French language and of the literatures and cultures of the French-speaking world. Complete scholarship information, eligibility requirements and an application form are available on the national website.

November 1 – Deadline for Regular members to apply for scholarships for Summer Study Abroad.

Pi Delta Phi Membership

Membership in this honor society is a privilege that will play an important part in a resume, and membership gives students a chance to associate with the most motivated students of French. In order to be eligible for nomination, undergraduate students must be sophomores, must have completed at least one semester of a 3000-level or higher course in French, and have a current minimum GPA of 3.0 in French and 3.0 overall. National one-time dues for a lifetime membership are:

  • Premium Regular $50.00 (certificate, pin and honor cords in blue, white, and red)
  • Regular $40.00 (pin and certificate)
  • Premium Honorary $35.00 (for faculty only, pin, certificate, and honor cords in blue, white, and red)
  • Honorary $25.00 (for faculty only, pin, and certificate)
  • A $5.00 fee is included in the prices listed above. The fee is collected from all members for local activities and expenses

If you meet the above requirements and would like to become a Pi Delta Phi member, complete the application form and make the payment through Marketplace.

October 15 – Deadline for the Fall Semester to return the membership form, unofficial transcript, and payment.

March 15 – Deadline for the Spring Semester to return the membership form, unofficial transcript, and payment.

Induction Ceremony

The new Pi Delta Phi members will be inducted each semester in November and April.

For more information, Contact:

Dr. Olga Amarie
Moderator of ZETA RHO Chapter of Pi Delta Phi
Professor of French
Interdisciplinary Academic Building #2074
Phone: 912-478-1373

Last updated: 9/27/2022