Honor Societies

VU maintains active chapters of several foreign language honor societies. Outstanding students may apply for membership into the following societies:


Eta Sigma Phi



Pi Delta Phi

Valpo's local chapter of the French National Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi, accepts new members every year.  The criteria for admittance into this honor society are as follows:  1) Completion of two French courses beyond FLF 203, including: one course from the French Texts and Society sequence (FLF 351, 352, 353) OR participation in one of the VU Paris programs; 2) Overall GPA of B; 3) French GPA of B+.  Once you have met these criteria, you will be invited to join in the middle of the spring semester.  If you join, you will be asked to pay one-time membership dues for lifetime membership.  In April every year, the French section organizes an induction ceremony and reception for current and new members. 


Delta Phi Alpha

The Iota Rho chapter of Delta Phi Alpha was installed at Valpo in 1984 and has initiated students annually since then.  If you are eligible to become a member you will pay a one-time initiation fee to the national office of Delta Phi Alpha and attend an October initiation ceremony and reception.  Members are then eligible to apply for a national Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship to help defray study-abroad expenses.  Several Valpo students have won a national Delta Phi Alpha Scholarship since 1984.



Sigma Delta Pi