Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
What is Phi Beta Delta?
Phi Beta Delta is an honor society geared towards students, faculty, and staff who have participated in international service and scholarship.
Founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986 with 38 chapters, this honor society now extends to over 190 chapters around the world and is continuing to grow. Phi Beta Delta aims to “recognize the scholarly achievement of international students and scholars who have studied abroad, and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities.” Their goals are to help with the development of academic-based international programming, provide a network on each campus of people involved in international endeavors, and extend that network to chapters around the world. Students at the University of Evansville now have the opportunity to join this honor society.
What do I need to be a member of Phi Beta Delta?
In order to be a member of Phi Beta Delta, students must:
- Be a current University of Evansville student
- Possess at least a 3.2 GPA minimum
- Have studied abroad/are currently studying abroad (or are an international student)
- Be a sophomore, junior, or senior
For a faculty or staff member to join Phi Beta Delta, they must have:
- Taken students abroad
- Worked abroad
- Lived abroad
- Work with international students
- Been Fulbright recipients
Why should I join Phi Beta Delta?
Becoming a member of Phi Beta Delta is a great way to connect with other members who might be interested in the same academic/career fields as you. Joining this honor society can provide a network of contacts across the United States and around the world.
Listing your membership in Phi Beta Delta on your résumé demonstrates a sign of your academic success, which makes you more desirable to future employers.
Joining Phi Beta Delta provides a chance to learn about upcoming ways to get involved on campus. The UE study abroad office will most likely reach out to members for assistance with their events.
This is a chance for the University of Evansville to recognize you for your hard work and dedication. Students who join Phi Beta Delta will receive a certificate, medallion, and membership card. You can also order an honor stole and/or cords for graduation.
Students eligible for Phi Beta Delta will be contacted in the beginning of the fall semester with an invitation to become a member. There will be an induction ceremony later in the term.
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