Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ) National Honor Society for High School Students of German recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German. As of 2012, Glenelg is a part of the Maryland chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi.

Gratulation! Congratulations to our newest German National Honor Society Members!
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Please check back during the start of the next school year to find out more information about important due dates and the application process.

- Fall Application: October 14, 2013
- Spring Application: February 10, 2014
Click here for the 2013-2014 application.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Delta Epsilon Phi?
Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ) National Honor Society for High School Students of German recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of German. As of 2012, Glenelg is a part of the Maryland chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi.

Am I eligible to join?
To be eligible for induction, students must meet the following requirements.

1. Students must have completed three semesters of German and are currently enrolled in German.
This means that all students currently taking German 3 and 4 can apply in the Fall OR Spring; all students currently taking German 2 can apply in the Spring.

2. Students have a 3.6 average in German.
For students applying during German 2: They will need an A in German 1 and a 3.6 average in German during their most recent semester. This means that during the Fall, a student would need two A's and a B in German (as their quarter grades and midterm grade). For example, a student could have A's both quarters and a B on the midterm; or a student could have a B and an A as their quarter grades and an A on the midterm.
For students applying during German 3: They will need an A in both German 1 and 2.
For students applying during German 4: They will need as their final grades in German 1, 2 and 3 a combination of two A's and a B.

3. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 for all classes.

What are the benefits of membership?
- Official recognition of personal achievement in German that can be included on college applications
- Delta Epsilon Phi Graduation Honor Cord that can be worn during graduation
- Eligibility for scholarships and national awards
- Opportunity to contribute to the community

What responsibilities are there?
- Students will engage in service projects to promote German in their community and to give back to the community. Examples of service projects include: tutoring students in German; fundraising for charity; meeting with incoming 9th graders to talk about German; participating in the World Language Fair.
- There will be monthly meetings for German National Honor Society throughout the school year to discuss service projects. Students are allowed to miss up to three meetings a year (in case there are interfering sports meets, choir practices, etc). Prior notice must be given.

Are there any fees?
- When accepted and at the time of induction, students pay their one time fee of $15. This will cover the cost of their membership certificates, pins, and graduation cords.
- If students want to keep their graduation cords, there will be an additional $12 fee (cords are free to wear but must be returned).