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Delta Phi Alpha - National German Honor Society

Hope College has a chapter of the Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society, the purpose of which is to "recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship." Hope's chapter has been in existance for over 50 years.

To become a member of the DPA, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum German GPA of 3.5
  • Declared German major or minor
  • Approval of German Department faculty

Lifetime membership costs $20.00 as a one-time fee.

Each year, new members of the DPA are received in an initiation dinner where they are expected to offer a literary contribution (songs, poetry or literature reading, etc.) Naturally nem members can consult with current members of faculty for ideas.

The DPA also offers scholarships for students planning on studying in Germany.

Please contact Professor Forester if you are interested in becoming a member of DPA.