New Member Initiation Process

Note: Initiation Orders can only be placed by authorized DPA Chapter Representatives or Department or Program Chairs. Individual DPA members can order honor cords, replacement pins and certificates here.

Current Process for Initiation of New Members
(Note: 1. Qualifications for new student members. 2. Qualifications for new Honorary Members)

Chapter Advisors should use the order form  (Note changes since 2015!)  DPA2015initiationorderform

Send required materials (Form & payment) by mail:
(also email the form in advance of mailing to

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy

Delta Phi Alpha / Washington & Jefferson College

60 South Lincoln St.

Washington, PA 15301


Important: Send one check or money order for total of fees!

Item Price
Membership  (regular or honorary-lifetime membership fee)Includes custom, embossed certificate and membership pin. $25 p.p.
Double Braided Honor Cord $10 p.p.
Supplementary DPA Honor Pin $5 p.p. (Note: All new initiates receive a membership pin)
Replacement Certificate $6
New Chapter Charter $25

Initiation times and dates are determined by the individual chapters. A copy of the “DPA Ritual” guidelines serves as a template for the initiation, but individual chapters determine their own details.

For questions: Email