How We Compare

 

 

 

 

Year established:

 

Member of ACHS?

 

Focus of society

 

 

 

 

 

Endorsed by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) as the only U.S. collegiate French honor society?

Language level required to join:

 

Is a major or minor in French (or one of the society's fields) required to join?

 

Minimum college level required to join:

 

Required overall G.P.A..

 

Required G.P.A. In French or society field:

 

Other requirements to join:

 

Regular membership fee:

 

Membership includes:

Is membership lifetime?

 

Number of scholarships offered:

 

Undergraduate Scholarships:

Graduate Scholarship:

 

Do regional VPs install chapters?

 

PI DELTA PHI

National French

Honor Society

 

1906

 

yes, 1967

 

French

 

 

 

 

 

 

yes, 1950

 

 

 

completion of 1

advanced-level course

 

no

 

sophomore standing

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

 

rank 35% in class (1)

 

$35 ($45)

 

certificate, pin (& cords), includes shipping

 

yes

 

4

 

$4,000-$8,000 each

$1,000

 

yes

 

source of information

 

PHI SIGMA IOTA

International Foreign Language Honor Society

 

1922

 

yes, 1949

 

any foreign lang, ASL, bilingual educ, Classics, comp. lit, ESL, linguistics, philology, second lang. aquisition, any major with a significant FL component

 

no

 

 

 

completion of 1 course at the 300-level (advanced)

 

yes

 

45 semester hours

 

3.0

 

none required

 

 

rank 35% in class (1)

 

$35 ($57)

 

certificate, pin (& cords), does not include shipping

no, $20 each year after*

 

5

 

top scholarship = $3,500

no

 

no

 

source of information

 

 

MU ALPHA GAMMA

National Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society

 

1931

 

no

 

first-year language study, any foreign language,

ASL, ESL

 

 

 

 

no

 

 

 

any 2 language courses (including beginning)

 

no

 

none

 

B average

 

two  A grades in 3 credit college language courses

 

none

 

$35 ($45)

 

certificate, pin (& cords)

includes shipping

 

yes, but local chapters may require annual local dues

 

5

 

top scholarship = $1,000

no

 

unknown

 

source of information

 

(1) If a school does not use class rank, ACHS recommends a 3.3 G.P.A. equivalent.