Phi Beta Delta
Honor Society for International Scholars
The purpose of Phi Beta Delta is to foster interest and scholarship in the international arena among faculty, staff, and students. Phi Beta Delta, founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986, was established as an organization in 1987 with 38 chartered chapters, many of which had existed for a considerable time previously at the local level. It is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education.
The Spelman Chapter was organized in 1994, and is now in its eighteenth year of operation. Membership is open to individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in the international arena in any of the following three categories:
- Distinguished faculty, staff, and visiting scholars involved in international endeavors such as teaching, administrating exchange programs, conducting research, or providing services and programs to international students and scholars
- International students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement at their U.S. institution
- Domestic students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement at their U.S. institution