The National German Honorary Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature, and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humanity's eternal search for peace and truth.

The Delta Phi Alpha National German Honorary Society began with the founding of the Alpha chapter at Wofford College in 1929, and now has constituent chapters at over three hundred colleges and universities throughout the United States. Delta Phi Alpha seeks to recognize academic achievement in the field of German studies and promotes student scholarship. Oregon State University’s chapter is Eta Phi, founded in 1972.

The German program confers membership on German majors and minors upon graduation. In order to be eligible, students must show continued interest in the study of German after graduation and fulfil the following criteria:

  • A GPA average of 3.3 or higher in German courses
  • An overall GPA of 2.7 or higher


Molly Branstetter (Minor)

Austin Stephens (Minor)

David Stooksbury (Minor)

Dylan Cox (Bachelor of Science)

Grace Knutsen (Honors Bachelor of Arts)

Brenna Ford (Bachelor of Arts)

Caprice Carrington (Bachelor of Arts)