Pi Delta Phi is the
French National Honor Society for undergraduate and graduate
students at accredited public and private colleges and universities
in the United States. The oldest academic honor society for a
modern foreign language in the U.S., Pi Delta Phi was founded as a
departmental honor society at the University of California,
Berkeley, in 1906. There are currently more than 350 chapters of
the Society in the United States and two representative chapters at
the American Universities in Paris and Aix-en-Provence in France.
The society was admitted to membership in the Association of
College Honor Societies in 1967. The purpose of the
Society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French
language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and
appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the
French-speaking world, and to stimulate and to encourage French and
francophone cultural activities.
Our chapter was established in 2011 and is named Xi Sigma.
For further information please contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Eloise Sureau-Hale.
2012 Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society