Want to wear German honor cords when you graduate?

January 26th, 2022
Graduation cap with German honor cord

Hallo majors/minors:


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. Members can also apply for grants for study abroad.

You can join now, even if you are not graduating in SP 2022 (members also have scholarship opportunities 😊Requirements to join are:

  1.  A minimum of two years of college or university German (or their equivalent)
  2.  A minimum average of B+ (3.3 GPA) or its equivalent in all German courses counting towards the German major (33 credits) or minor (21 credits)
  3.  A minimum cumulative average of B- (2.7 GPA) or its equivalent
  4.  A letter indicating the applicants’ continued interest in the study of German language, literature, and culture


The fees!




Membership (regular or honorary-lifetime membership fee) Includes custom, embossed certificate and membership pin.

$25 p.p.

Double Braided Honor Cord

*looks awesome with your Graduation gown!

$10 p.p.


We hold a special induction ceremony every Spring (this year: February 2022). We want to celebrate you! Interested? Have questions? Reply to either one of us via email!

Best wishes,

Dr. McGregor (jmcgregor@arizona.edu) & Dr. Classen (aclassen@arizona.edu)