Modern Languages

Delta Phi Alpha

Delta Phi Alpha is the National German Honor Society, founded at Wofford College in 1929. 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 man’s eternal search for peace and truth.

The Tau Iota Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha was chartered at Washington College in summer 2014.

To qualify for membership in the Society students must have:

  • completed a minimum of two years of college or university German or their equivalent
  • a minimum average of B+ (3.3 GPA) or its equivalent in German courses
  • a minimum cumulative average of B- (2.7 GPA) or its equivalent
  • indication of continued interest in the study of German language and literature

The faculty advisor for the Tau Iota Chapter is Professor Nicole Grewling. 


Nick Carassanesi, Yeuk Hing Chan, Kayla Kyle, Kexin Zhang 
Shana Brouder, Kelsey Groomes, Anastasia Laurenzo, Marta Marquez, Neil Pervola
Kristen Blimline, Nicholas Couto, Isabelle Ryan, Emma Simms

On November 9, 2017, Delta Phi Alpha initiated its newest members - congratulations to

Caroline Cox
Claire Gardner
Julia Portmann
Amy Rudolph
Anna Schmitte