Epsilon Phi Delta (ΕΦΔ) National Honor Society for Community College Students of German recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German. The organization was founded to reward scholastic achievement in the study of German and to promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and culture.
Establishing a Chapter. Epsilon Phi Delta chapters may be established in accredited community colleges. Chapter sponsors must be teachers of German and members of AATG. To establish a ΕΦΔ chapter, a request on official school stationery should be sent to AATG along with a one-time activation fee of $10.00 and may be paid via the AATG store.
Student Eligibility. To be eligible for induction, students must have completed at least one semester of German and be enrolled in the second semester course. Students must have attained a grade point average in German of 3.5 (on a 4-point scale). They must continue the study of German and have five hours of service to the German program. Individual chapters may set additional eligibility requirements
Inducting Members. Eligible students may be inducted into their local ΕΦΔ chapter upon registration and payment of induction fees. The induction fee includes a certificate printed with student name, institution name, and chapter affiliation. Special recognition of these students should be made during the induction ceremony and in the induction program. Download the induction ceremony script.
Annual Report. The sponsor is required to submit an annual report at the end of each academic year.
Reactivating a Chapter. A chapter is considered inactive if no activity has been reported for the last three years. Chapters may be reactivated by contacting AATG. The ΕΦΔ Chapter Handbook and replacement Kapitelurkunde will be sent upon reactivation. The fee for reactivating a chapter is $7.50 and may be paid via the AATG store.