Form a New Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha

Accredited institutions of higher education are welcome to submit an application to form a new Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha.

Prerequisites: There must be evidence of an active, long-standing program in German with courses in German offered above the intermediate level. Institution and faculty must be of high caliber. The committee reviewing the application should be provided with the following kinds of supporting information:

  • Full mailing address and indication of intended chapter advisor with contact information
  • Strength of the German Program (General comments about the program and its strength, history, etc)
  • Catalog information including
  • Information about a German major (if applicable)
  • Number of German courses
  • Subject areas of German courses
  • Faculty information
  • Number of graduates in German
  • German-related extra-curricular activities, e.g., Study abroad programs
  • Institutional support for German
  • Any other relevant information

Send the relevant information to mshaughnessy@washjeff.edu

If the application is approved, a new chapter fee will be assessed  for the creation of an original charter document. The fee is currently $25. Once the charter has been approved, new students may be initiated.

Article V of the Delta Phi Alpha Constitution discusses constituent chapters in more detail.

Article V — Constituent Chapters
 

Section 1. Colleges and universities whose academic standing warrants the maintenance of the standards of the Society shall apply to the National Secretary for a chapter charter and shall be admitted to constituent membership in the society by majority vote of the National Council.
Section 2. Procedure for the organization of constituent chapters shall be adopted and/or revised by the National Council.
Section 3. Each constituent chapter must have a faculty adviser. It may have its own constituent and/or by-laws for conducting the affairs of the chapter. This constitution and/or by-laws may raise, but not lower, the minimum requirements for membership as specified in Article VI.
Section 4. To remain in good standing a chapter must pay the national membership fees of its members together with incidental bills to the National Treasurer and have initiation of members at least once every two years.