Junior Delta Epsilon Phi, the National Junior Honor Society for Students of German, recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German in middle and junior high schools. The organization was founded in order to reward scholastic achievement in the study of German and to promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and civilization.
Establishing a Chapter. Junior Delta Epsilon Phi chapters may be established in accredited public and private middle and junior high schools. Chapter sponsors must be teachers of German and members of AATG. To establish a 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 one year of German with a 85% average in German and have an overall grade point average of 85%. Individual chapters may set additional eligibility requirements.
Inducting Members. Eligible students may be inducted into their local Jr. ΔΕΦ chapter upon registration and payment of induction fees. The induction fee includes a certificate printed with student name, school 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 Jr. ΔΕΦ 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.
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