The German National Honor Society or Delta Phi Alpha (German: Deutsche Ehrenverbindung), 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 man's eternal search for peace and truth.
The high school level is American Association of Teachers of German's (AATG) honor society for outstanding students of the German language, Delta Epsilon Phi. It was founded in Coral Gables, Florida, USA, in 1968, functioning as a branch of the AATG.
For induction, a student must have completed at least five semesters of German classes, with a 3.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale, calculated on a cumulative basis for all semesters. The student must also have at least a 3.0 GPA in their other classes, although this prerequisite varies by school.
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